Re: Sync motor question

On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: "B**2" <bensonbd-at-erols-dot-com> 
> Hi John, All,
>     Can your synchronous rotary gap be easily modified to fire only on
> one polarity of the AC voltage waveform?  Suppose this were possible.

I think this would give rise to a DC component in the transformer
secondary.  This might cause the HV transformer core to saturate.
A lot of current would then be drawn from the mains.
Just my initial feeling.  Could well be wrong.

					- Richie,

					- In sunny Newcastle