Still more debugging...
Subject: Still more debugging...
From: chip (Chip Atkinson)
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 1995 13:40:40 +0700
Well, I went home for lunch and fiddled with the new coil a bit. Even
with the newly configured (read working) transformer bank, I still couldn't
get the spark to break out of the toroid. I definitely found a tune
point, but the sparks wouldn't jump forth. Next I put on a 12x3 toroid.
The sparks from this one were significantly better than the 3" coil. I now
know that the coil will work. I put the 23x7 toroid back on and tested
the length of spark that I could get. I got 14" between the toroid and
a grounded rod.
So the question now is why isn't the spark jumping forth? Perhaps I should
make a slightly smaller toroid. Before that though, I should try different
spark gap arrangements. Any comments or suggestions?