Re: 12kV, 30ma TC (42" sparks),sync-gap vs. static gaps (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 00:00:40 -0400
From: B**2 <bensonbd-at-erols-dot-com>
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Subject: Re: 12kV, 30ma TC (42" sparks),sync-gap vs. static gaps (fwd)

Hi John, All,
    What would happen if you set the gaps too wide to fire normally and
triggered them into conduction with an SCR fired ignition coil synched to
the AC line?


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Date: Thursday, July 30, 1998 11:49 PM
Subject: 12kV, 30ma TC (42+ACI- sparks),sync-gap vs. static gaps (fwd)

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+AD4-Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 19:17:16 EDT
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+AD4-Subject: 12kV, 30ma TC (42+ACI- sparks),sync-gap vs. static gaps
+AD4-A few folks had asked some time ago, if this coil could give the
+AD4-same performance using a good static gap system as with the
+AD4-sync-gap.  I had done some tests in the past which gave less
+AD4-performance using the static gap, (I think the static gaps gave 31+ACI-
+AD4-or so in those tests?)
+AD4-Anyhow, I installed the new 24 gap static gap onto the coil,
+AD4-in place of the sync-rotary, and obtained 34+ACI- to 35+ACI- sparks max.,
+AD4-using 23 gaps, (sometimes the gaps fail to fire using 24 gaps, but
+AD4-when they do fire, the sparks are not noticeably longer).
+AD4-In a re-test of the sync gap set up, I easily obtained 40+ACI- sparks,
+AD4-I didn't bother peaking the performance to get 42+ACI- sparks, but I
+AD4-know from past tests that 42+ACI- sparks are possible.
+AD4-Specifications below:
+AD4-  toroid....4+ACI- x 17+ACI-  aluminum dryer duct
+AD4-  sec......4.25+ACI- x 23+ACI- , +ACM-28 formvar magnet wire.
+AD4-  pri.......19 turns of +ACM- 12 stranded pvc ins. wire close wound, flattish
+AD4-  inverted cone, 15+ACU- angle.
+AD4-  hook-up wire....+ACM- 12
+AD4-  cap...   .007uF polypropylene, Maxwell brand, polypropylene.
+AD4-  sync-gap....  Gives 120 breaks per second.
+AD4-  ---- or static gaps.... 1/2+ACI- by 2+ACI- copper pipes glued to a wooden
+AD4-  board, spaced 8.5mils, 23 of 24 used.
+AD4-  transformer....neon sign, 12kV, 30ma, Jefferson Magnetek brand
+AD4-Conclusion:  This static gap does not seem to be able to equal the
+AD4-performance of the sync-gap in this NST powered TC.  I think the
+AD4-static gap fires at too low a voltage to give optimal performance, but
+AD4-if the total gap is made wider, they fail to fire.  However, 35+ACI- sparks
+AD4-from this NST with static gaps is still a good output.
+AD4-  John Freau