From: 	richard hull[SMTP:rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net]
Sent: 	Wednesday, June 18, 1997 6:48 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: FW: thyratron

At 12:55 AM 6/18/97 -0500, you wrote:
>From: 	Edward V. Phillips[SMTP:ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu]
>Sent: 	Tuesday, June 17, 1997 4:09 PM
>To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject: 	Re: thyratron
>Thanks for the dope.  What does the rest of the circuit look
>Tr" "for sparkles of cathode
>being ripped away. "
>Good idea!

The circuit is identical to a standard Tesla coil with no change except the
spark gap across the power supply is replaced by the H2 Thyratron.  The
trigger circuit is easy.  Just a 555 variable timer firing an scr to dump a
cap across the pulse transformer's primary.