Re: Capacitor test results

In a message dated 96-06-08 15:33:46 EDT, you write:

>	I sounds (acts) just like my pig, cap, and gap with just
>resistive (10 ohms) ballast. Without any inductive ballast, I get a
>miserable gap firing. Check your ballast.
>>I tested the transformer several times during all of this and it seemed
>> I produces a hot arc about one to one and a half inches long.
>Is this your pig? With a jacobs ladder setup, I get about a 2" wide 4"
>high arc that is more a flame than a bright arc. This is after it's
>climbed it's ladder 2' or so. 
>Even off my safety gap, set to 1", I get 2" - 3" high flames. Note:
>this is with the inductor in. With it out, the safety gap doesn't
>fire. (220V in to the 110V tap, 7.2kV pig => 14.4kv +- )
>	Concerned,
>	jim


This test was done with a 12kv  30ma neon transformer.  When using my pole
pig I also must use the inductive ballast and a rotary gap.

Ed Sonderman