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Re: blown NST's
In a message dated 9/7/00 12:28:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Hi All,
> I recently cooked my sync motor, so I grabbed DC motor (thanks again,
> Dave!), and fired that up -at- ~500bps. Ran it for a decent while on a
> of coils, and so far have no ill effects on the tranny. The saftey gap I
> set in a little bit (gets a bit of purple fuzz on the electrodes on just
> NST). I never ran the gap below 2k rpm's, and found 2 spots spinning up
> that it definately "wasn't happy with", because the saftey would fire a few
> times. I'm running an LTR cap, but the 9/60 seems to charge it up just
> fine. I do have to say, running the gap at 100% on the variac, the
> streamers just go *wild*. All over the place. Not really any longer, but
> they move a lot faster. Looks really cool. I am fully expecting to cook
> this NST sooner or later, but maybe the high breakrate won't kill it.
> Input? Ideas? Suggestions?
Yes, I think the higher rpm's are much safer for the NST,
because they prevent the voltage from ever going too high.