Re: ignition coil

From: 	Kenneth Aaron[SMTP:kennetha-at-geocities-dot-com]
Sent: 	Monday, July 28, 1997 11:45 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).

How do you switch the SCR off , it can't be switched off with 0V in the gate.
Kenneth Aaron 
E-mail : kennetha-at-geocities-dot-com