Re: alternative static spark gaps???
> permits the gap to reignite and transfer energy from the secondary back
> into the primary, reducing overall performance of the coil. However,
> your mileager may vary! :^)
> Bert Micheal and all
I Remember reading in "The Inventions and Writings of Nikola Tesla" by T.C.
Martin that Tesla had tried carbon rod gap expirments. If I remember correctly
it was in the lecture section. He discarded the idea and found that rounded
polished brass gaps worked best.
> Tesla List wrote:
> > Original Poster: "Michael Thomson" <miketz-at-cqnet-dot-com.au>
> > I was out on a mine site today, and had to get some gouging done, and had a
> > brain-wave...
> > For those that don't know, Gouging is the electric welder version of oxy
> > cutting, using hollow carbon rods instead of steel rods. (It is also
> > extremely loud!)
> > Would a setup like the old arc-lamps (self adjusting spark-gap with
> > sacrificial electrodes) using these rods be of too high a resistance for
> > coil use?
> > Regards,
> > MichaelT