Re: victoreen spark gaps

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: bob golding <yubba-at-clara-dot-net>
> hi terry, all
>         I have just been trying out the victoreen gaps on my coil.  I am
using 7
> of them in series with a 9 kv 60mA neon and getting breakout all over my
> toriod with a 24" arc to a grounded rod. I was wondering what the
> relationship of the series resistance/ capacitance to breakdown voltage is,
> they are rated to breakdown at 2700 volts, but this is presumably going to
> drop with more of them in series. I measured one of them for capacitance
> with my bridge at about 10 pF. Am I really getting a breakdown voltage of
> 18900 volts across 7 of them or am I missing something here? What does the
> curve look like and when should I stop adding more gaps.
> cheers
> bob golding


	You probably are getting over 18 kV, and pretty close to smoking your
NST.  I suspect you are in potential trouble if you use over five of
those things in series.