Re: Zinc based spark gap

Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: Doug Brunner <dabrunner-at-earthlink-dot-net>
> I would strongly advise against using zinc. I'm not sure if zinc will
> oxidize under the conditions of a sparkgap, but I suspect it will, and ZnO
> can have a nasty effect on humans (severe respiratory distress, nausea, the
> works).

So THAT's what causes those big Boris Yeltsen noses - smearing all that zinc
oxide sun block on 'em.

Toxic?  yeah if you drown in it.


John De Armond
Neon John's Custom Neon
"Bendin' Glass 'n Passin' Gas"