Re: ignition coil

From: 	Kevin[SMTP:wawa-at-spectra-dot-net]
Reply To: 	wawa-at-spectra-dot-net
Sent: 	Wednesday, July 23, 1997 11:26 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: ignition coil

Tesla List wrote:
> From:   William Noble[SMTP:William_B_Noble-at-msn-dot-com]
> Sent:   Tuesday, July 22, 1997 2:40 PM
> To:     Tesla List
> Subject:        RE: ignition coil
> a comment - if you charge a capacitor to about 450 to 500 V and then discharge
> it into the ignition coil through an SCR you will get an excellent result.
> This is basically a capcitor discharge ignition.  Get an SCR rated at  1 or 2
> amps continuous (that will give you 40 to 100 amps pulse) and you are all set.
>  use a 555 oscilator to drive the gate at the desired freq, and use a short
> pulse (e.g. no square wave drive here).


well, I'm new to this stuff (basicaly) and I don't know what a SCR is,
what it does, etc.
regardinf the 555 oscilator, I bought a circuit that was a 555
timer/oscialtor, either/or. I assume
that will work?