Re: ignitron tubes
thanks for the input on the ignitron tubes,it sounds as if you have tried them?
for hi powered t.c.'s what would you recommend, rotary s. gaps emersed in nitrogen g. or sticking
with finicky quenched gaps, i've tried both and found the rotary's to be more reliable,one of the
problems i've had is the destruction of the gaps(tungsten & carbon arc)at hi current 75+ amps,it
would be nice to have a system that you didn't have to rebuild every few hours?at one point i was
running a mercury "interrupter" in nitrogen gas ,but found that the mercury had a tendency to
squeeze out under hi rpm(breaks).I don't recommend anyone using mercury interrupters because of
the toxicity of the material, unless they use a regimented safety procedure for handling it,
glovies,face mask,respirator.One word of caution! Once mercury is absorbed into the body it's
almost impossible to get out,this stuff is deadly so be careful!
Looking forward to your