SV: Observations - Gaps and Arcs (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 09:00:55 +0200
From: Anders Kouru <anders.kouru-at-swipnet.se>
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Subject: SV: Observations - Gaps and Arcs (fwd)

I am not an expert, but as I have read on this list, very small gaps have the tendency to clog with soot, difficult to keep clean.
With very many gaps you have to be sure that the total gap distance doesn´t get too big. I´ve heard  9 gaps for 12000 V
                                                                                                                                                                                11 gaps for 15000 V 
is good, maybe someone else knows better!
                            Anders Kouru , Kalmar Sweden.
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>Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 12:12:16 -0600
>From: terryf-at-verinet-dot-com
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>Subject: Re: Observations - Gaps and Arcs (fwd)
>Hi CW,
> I am working on a gap that has up to 60 gaps at 0.004 inch (900 watt neon
>coil) but haven't gotten it together yet.  10000 watts is a lot of power.
>However, with air cooling and proper quenching I think it will work but I
>really don't know for sure.  In my case with 60 pipe sections, there is a
>huge area for cooling.  Proper quenching is extremely important!  It keeps
>the power dissipation in the gap much lower.
> I simply epoxy pipe sections to a board with spacers (like thick paper) in
>between the sections.  This is fast and cheap.  When we find the "perfect"
>system, we can worry about aesthetics more.
> If anyone has any other information on a very large number of very small
>gaps we would love to know about it.
> Terry Fritz