Re: Rotary BPS

From: 	Jim Fosse[SMTP:jim.fosse-at-bjt-dot-net]
Reply To: 	jim.fosse-at-bjt-dot-net
Sent: 	Sunday, August 10, 1997 2:22 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Rotary BPS

>From: 	Greg Leyh[SMTP:lod-at-pacbell-dot-net]
>Sent: 	Friday, August 08, 1997 3:18 PM
>To: 	Tesla List
>Subject: 	Re: Rotary BPS
>Robert Del Bueno wrote:
>> After reading the posts concerning rotary gaps on neon trans, and sync/non
>> sync setups,  I am wondering why this doesn't apply pole transformers, and
>> all AC systems?
>> (leading to...)...How does one determine optimum BPS on a rotary spark gap?
>350 - 400 BPS, due to the typical ion lifetimes in the output streamers.
It could also be resonant effects between the pig's ballast inductor
(or a neon's leakage inductance) and the TC's primary cap. However,
this alone would not explain why, for all the different coils that
have been build: given their vary different ballast and cap values,
only this small range of break rates work well.  As Richard Hull is
quick to point out, it may be a synergy between many different