Re: Re: Neon power draw, and resonant stresses.
From: Mad Coiler[SMTP:tesla_coiler-at-hotmail-dot-com]
Sent: Friday, August 29, 1997 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: Re: Neon power draw, and resonant stresses.
>Sent: Friday, August 29, 1997 4:22 AM
>Subject: Re: Re: Neon power draw, and resonant stresses.
>In a message dated 97-08-28 15:56:55 EDT, you write:
>> John, you have brought up an issue I had asked the list about and
>> got a response. You say "If it's value is such that it resonates
>> the leakage reactance of the neon trannie..." How is this determined.
>> the designing phase how could one determine if this would happen? And
>> does this stress the neon two much, or is it ok as long as the gap
>> to discharge it?
>> Still resonating in Ohio,
>> Mad Coiler
>I'm unable to find the formula, I was hoping someone would re-post
>it for you again. "does it stress the neon too much?"... depends on
>what you mean by too much. Certainly, it stresses it more than
>without resonant charging. Yes, by limiting the gap spacing, you can
>limit the voltage across the trannie, and still obtain the benefit of
>the increased current draw. None of my neons have yet burned,
>and I've been using this resonant method for years.
>(I did burn out a couple of neons...but that was when I used a
>non-sync rotary gap!)
John, when I asked about the stressing thing my only concern is about
the neon - i mean will it eventually damage it. I see you haven't had
any problems burning up neons with this so you have answered my question
about that. But about figuring the C for 60Hz resonance...