Re: alternative static spark gaps???

On Wed, 03 Nov 1999 08:09:57 -0700 Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> writes:
> Original Poster: "Bill Noble" <william_b_noble-at-email.msn-dot-com> 
> flash tubes -  check the rated life on the tubes - I did some work 
> on this a
> long time ago and a tube was then good for around 10,000 discharges 
> - at 120
> per second, let's see, that's 83 seconds.... maybe not long enough 
> to be
> useful

If you are putting less than 250w/s through, like 40 or 50 for a very
small TC, I bet it would last much longer, maybe 100k to 200k at least. 
That still isn't very much though, is it.

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