Re: Triac-dimmers in TC's

to: Doug

Too high a RSG speed will produce thin stringy sparks due to low energy
being dumped into the sec coil and then not enough time to build the high
currents necessary to produce nice white discharges.  Sometimes the long
stringy sparks are actually longer but they are not as much fun to watch or



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To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 2:05 AM
Subject: Re: Triac-dimmers in TC's

>Original Poster: dferguso-at-ebmail.gdeb-dot-com
>why not just run the vacuum motor for your spark gap at full speed, and not
>worry about a dimmer or variac? is too much air "bad" ?  ,
> doug ferguson