Re: Flash Tubes

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Malcolm Watts" <MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz>
> > Original Poster: "JimmyD" <jim_del-at-email.msn-dot-com>
> >
> > I was toying with the idea of using flash tube (more like the standard
> > strobes) to be used as a sealed spark gap for tesla use.  Is this feasible
> > or am I way off base??
> Been there, tried it. No good. Average power throughput is far too
> great for the tubes to handle. They are designed as one shot devices
> and get hot very quickly in even a midget powered TC. They also have
> an unfavourable resistance characteristic which causes bigger losses
> than an open air spark gap.
> Malcolm

        Do they work at all?