Re: using XC to cancel XL

    Here's how to avoid that problem in a small discription,  use a rated
spark gap, or a spark plug that you can gap yourself, a diode, and a larger
cap.  In the circuit arrangement the order of parts would be as follows: 120
AC, Diode, or bridge rectifier, Filter capacitor, Spark gap, NST.  You can
even the control the frequency that the gap fires.  Filter capacitor,
Inductive choke, tuning capacitor, spark gap, NST.  Which would be a pi
filter, charging a small cap before the spark gap, feeding the NST the same
way you would feed the primary of the tesla coil.  There are spark gaps, and
gaps small enough for 120 volts to jump.  It might take 15, er 20
non-resistor type plugs to do it but, they will work, if you know how to
adjust the gap of a sparkplug..


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Date: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 1:11 AM
Subject: using XC to cancel XL

+AD4-Original Poster: Bryan St +ADw-warp27+AEA-juno-dot-com+AD4-
+AD4-Recently you stated that using (parallel?)capacitance to your NST's
+AD4-primary can +ACI-cheat+ACI- the magnetic shunts or increase power
output.  Please
+AD4-clarify, because with a parallel capacitance that means it is simply
+AD4-across mains, meaning that every single other transformer or coil on
+AD4-your(in Germany it is about half a town per xformer, right?) will see
+AD4-that capacitor.  This will mean that there should be no significant
+AD4-benefits, unless I misunderstood you.  It will also try to put the mains
+AD4-out of phase, which annoys the power company, and will be reactively
+AD4-swishing power back and forth through mains, which can amount to losses
+AD4-with large caps in any wiring which could make a thermal fuse blow or a
+AD4-power cord(This is unlikely though, a 100 uf cap is only about a 27ohm
+AD4-reactor in us and 31 in 50hz so it isn't that significant).
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