Re: More rotary gap questions...

Subject:  Re: More rotary gap questions...
  Date:   Sun, 20 Apr 1997 18:19:28 +0500
  From:  "Alfred A. Skrocki" <alfred.skrocki-at-cybernetworking-dot-com>
    To:   Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

On Mon, 14 Apr 1997 14:33:04 -0600 Phillip M. Jarvis

> I just received information from Ross Engineering Corp. (408) 377-4621.
> In addition to making static spark gaps at $450 a pop,

$450.00 a pop for static gaps! Geezz at that price it should be a 
rotary gap with tungsten carbide gap points!

> they make toroids, spheres and corona nuts for spark gaps. What interested
> me are the non melting carbon spheres with tapped holes for screws/bolts.
> The sphere diameters range from 1 cm to 30.5cm. The advantage of carbon is
> that it does not "pit" or "peak", and handles the heat very well. These
> were made specifically for spark gaps, lightening arresters, and other
> high current applications in pulse forming networks.

Unless they do something to that carbon that I've never heard of it's 
going to pit worse than any metal! ever look at the carbon rods in an 
arc light! They look like the ends have been gnawed on!


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