Re: Poulsen arc gap / Magnetic blow-out spark gaps....
> To my knowledge, the Poulsen arc does not quench at all. It is a
> continuous arc made with a gap in series with a DC power supply and a
> large inductance. In parallel with the gap there is an LC series
> circuit. With proper adjustments, the negative dynamic resistance
> of the arc causes the buildup of oscillation in the LC circuit.
What function does the large inductance play? What would be the
characteristics of a Tesla coil driven by such a circuit? Would the
CW, like hydrogen thyratron driven coils, or disruptive?