Re: Spark Gap Evaluation
From: Malcolm Watts[SMTP:MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 1997 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: Spark Gap Evaluation
> From: Richard Wayne Wall[SMTP:rwall-at-ix-dot-netcom-dot-com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 1997 4:33 PM
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com; rwall-at-ix-dot-netcom-dot-com
> Subject: Spark Gap Evaluation
> R.Hull, Bert H., Malcolm et al,
> Has anyone captured a firing TC spark gap discharge on a digital scope?
> If so, what is the initital rise time?
Yes. I never noted risetime at the time but it's pretty fast. I will
do this again when I get into the lab and measure it. I am planning
to take photos of scope waveforms of running primaries, coils etc.
> Has any one measured the spectral content of a firing TC spark gap?
It's pretty clean, even with normal gap + pri Q's but I haven't
measured it using spectral analysis.