Re: Outside testing

In a message dated 95-10-03 14:06:13 EDT, tesla-at-grendel.objinc-dot-com writes:

>Subject:      Re: Outside testing
>> All of a sudden a massive bolt broke out from the
>> center of the secondary to the primary strike shield.  I turned the 
>> power off and refired it.  It is difficult to get it to run without
>> happening from the coil itself.  I even had the safety gap fire once.
>> What is happening here?  Too much power?
>I don't know if it's the same thing that I experienced at my much lower 
>1kVA level, but I was having the same sort of problem (discharges from 
>the middle of the secondary) until I raised my secondary up to loosen 
>the coupling.  When I did that, the spark-over stopped and I actually 
>gained two inches or so of spark length.
>Steven Roys (sroys-at-radiology.ab.umd.edu)


I originally experienced serious corona and breakdown problems between the
primary and the secondary until I raised the secondary up 3.0".  This fixed
it.  I don't know what's happening now.

Ed Sonderman