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Re: sword like sparks was, what happens if i use a marx cap arrangement on a TC?

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>

In a message dated 5/20/01 6:45:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 

>   BTW, ISTR the SSTC people claim SS primary current control is what
>  gives those "sword-like" sparks. Is there any info on deliberately and
>  reliably generating them? Does that happen with SSTCs only? Any
>  caveats damage-potential-wise?
>    Mark L. Fergerson


Well a VTTC produces sword like sparks also, when in the
pulsed or what I call the "staccato" mode of operation.  Photo
of swordlike spark at:


You may have to click on the link to tube coils.

John Freau