Re: Is time important
In a message dated 99-09-10 07:03:28 EDT, you write:
<< > Hi all,
> Just a quick question I have a really big
> (for the coil its on)
> torroid made out of a old truck tire inner. When i
> turn my coil on (see
> specs below) nothing happens, instantly. If i left
> it run for a while
> would it eventually build up charge and shoot a
> really big spark? Does
> time have anything to do with it?
> Would greatly appreciate any help.
> Thanx Paul >>
If the toroid is so large that the spark can barely break out,
sometimes a degree of ionization has to build up in the air before
the spark can break out. This can take a few seconds. This was
occuring in my recent test with the small 3" by 12" coil and the
3" by 10" smooth toroid.