Re: Secondary Winding Done
Subject: Re: Secondary Winding Done
From: gcerny-at-ix-dot-netcom-dot-com (Glenn Cerny )
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 18:29:56 -0800
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Before getting started on your gaps, it would be worth your while
to look into a vaccuume gap type arrangement. Richard Q's video
shows considerable gains to be had with a V-gap system. I have
done some experiments with the V-gap and certainly agree that
performance is improved with this type of arrangement. Quenching
the arc and pulling the ionized air away is the key to good gaps.
I can forward you a scan of Scotty's vaccuume gap if you like.
The picture is pretty much self explainatory. I have not done
any posting of scans to the group here because I am limited to
how much data I can import into the body of a message (and multi
part postings are a drag). I can send you the scan as an attachment
if you have the capability for that type of messaging.
>I am making my spark gap from the same 6" acrylic cylinder stock, with
>diameter hard copper tubing for the electrodes and a muffin fan for
>I'm tempted to mount a vacuum motor on top instead. The clear acrylic
>will allow checking the spark action in the gap. It should look