Re: neons&high power

Subject:  Re: neons&high power
  Date:  Fri, 13 Jun 1997 12:08:03 -0400 (EDT)
  From: FutureT-at-aol-dot-com
    To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com


That's great about the neons!  You can definitely use a static gap at
1.8 kW,

in fact they can be used up to 4kW or more with proper design.  You
want to build something like a "Richard Quick" gap which is based on gap
design and construction work done by Richard Hull.  As the power gets 
higher, gap quenching gets more difficult, and a better gap is needed.

Yes, rotaries can totally destroy neon transformers, although some
do use them.  Now if you use a synchronous gap -- that's a different
These work excellently on neon set-ups. but they're a little hard to
For now, you definitely don't need sync-gap, static gaps are fine.  Yes, 
you'll probably need plenty of air on the multiple static gaps for best

I prefer to use higher voltages since it's easier to constuct and
the gaps.

Sparks forever!

John Freau