Re: primary voltage

to: Ron

The ideal primary voltage lies in a range between enough energy to ionize
the spark gap type used and preventing pri to sec flashover.  A good value
is in the range of 15-25 kV (peak).

Spark length correlates strongly with input power levels.  Input power level
required to produce a longer spark is related to the square of the input
power required to double the effective output spark length multiplied by a k
factor.  See my forthcoming article in TCBA Newsletter on this matter.


Dr. Resonance

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Date: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 11:31 PM
Subject: primary voltage

>Original Poster: "RON QUIRING" <ronrenee-at-hotmail-dot-com>
>Is there an ideal primary voltage? Does final spark length correlate
>directly with va input to the primary? Will final spark length change,
>the same va input if v approaches an upper or lower limit of an 'ideal'
>Ron Quiring, Cambridge Ontario.
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