Spark Gap (fwd)
From: Jim Lux [SMTP:jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net]
Sent: Monday, May 25, 1998 10:42 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Spark Gap (fwd)
> I can't see a single reason why it should be lower. Besides, Rgap is
> a dynamic impedance which varies with Ip. Multiple gaps most
> certainly have a higher voltage drop when conducting as each has a
> minimum saturation voltage, again dependent on Ip.
That voltage is pretty darn low, though. Consider an arc welder, where the
voltage drop across the gap is a few 10's of volts. Even with 10 gaps in
series, a hundred volts of drop is pretty small compared to the several kV
on the cap.