Re: Terry's latest gap (fwd)

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Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 08:20:10 -0700
From: Ed Phillips <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Reply-To: ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Terry's latest gap (fwd)


	Have been reading about your gap, and I have one question.  Your idea
of "epoxying" the pipe segments with spacers between them certainly
solves the problem of alignment.  However, how hot do the individuals
segments get?  Can't remember if you use a cooling fan...

	By the way, the spacing between your pipes is of the same order of that
used in the quenched gaps of days long gone, and the design is much
easier to build.  The sparking area is much less and it's not sealed,
but other than that suspect the operation is very similar.  There have
been a number of posts here related to use of "low-voltage" transformers
for charging the primary capacitor.  One of the attributes of the
quenched gaps was supposed to be their use with lower primary voltages,
so would suspect that your design, with the spacing reduced even more,
might be effective.