Re: The forever ongoing upgrade

In a message dated 99-06-10 17:45:08 EDT, you write:

> I use a 16" winding on 4" schedule 40, and feeding it 12000V 60ma have
> gotten sparks nearly 30" long, with no secondary breakdown or ever even
> one strike to the primary. There are no divisions with the coil, to block
> an internal strike, but this has never happened. Am I just really lucky,
> and my coil is a disaster waiting to happen?

INternal baffles or divisions in the coil arent' needed.  2 x the coil length
for the spark length is OK,  you can go to 3 times , but that's close to
a max.

John Freau