Re: RSG Questions...
In a message dated 9/11/99 3:22:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> > I would suggest getting a 1/3 to 1/2 horsepower universal motor from one
> > the discount electronic places. You can use a small variac to control
> > speed of these motors. This is what I use on my system. Sync or async,
> > won't hurt that pig. I have not seen evidence of higher powered systems
> > as yours performing better with synchronous spark gaps.
> Thanks for the reply. My non-existant high power system is being planned
> That motor will help a lot. What do you use for a cap in your system? I've
> tossing the idea arround to try an MMC on this. If nothing else it's
> cheaper then
> a Maxwell and if I blow it up it's not such a big deal to replace. ;)
> On the gaps, is there someplace that describes rotary breaks in more
> detail? I've
> never seen one in person, just pics online. I think I've got the main
> the design figgured out, but some detailed info would be great.
I use two .025 mfd Condenser Products caps in parallel. I would suggest you
try the MMC approach, it sounds like several folks are having good success
with them. I don't know of any plans for building rotary gaps. I just
designed my own.