Re: 60 Gaps at 4 mil Data (fwd)
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Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1998 11:53:07 -0600
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: 60 Gaps at 4 mil Data (fwd)
At 10:28 PM 7/11/98 -0600, you wrote:
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>Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 18:39:27 +0100
>From: bob golding <yubba-at-clara-dot-net>
>To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: Re: 60 Gaps at 4 mil Data (fwd)
>At 22:28 10/07/98 -0600, you wrote:
> hi terry
>I really like your gap design. I was going to modify my rq type gap to
>improve the quenching, but i will try your idea first to get some
>comparison. What is the rating of your power supply?. This gap looks so
>much better for adjusting the voltage. thanks for all your invaluable
>experiments and scope pictures they are really useful to throw at the
>techys who dismiss anything more than three weeks old as old fashioned and
>no longer relevant.
> You say you live at 5500 feet. I gather this is in the mountains. Is the
>air always dry? I live at sea level in the UK and at the moment it is
>raining, as it has most of this summer. I wonder what difference this makes
>to spark length.
>bob golding lightning without rain
The power supply is a 900 watt neon. I live in Colorado, the humidity
usually low. I have noticed on humid days that the coil is more lossy. On
a damp day, the secondary will ring down almost twice as fast as a dry day.
The spark length does decrease somewhat.