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Re: ^^(my) First Light ^^
Original poster: "Matt S. by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <matt777777-at-hotmail-dot-com>
>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> > Any ideas on what happened that allowed my wildly firing safety gap to
> > stop firing by cranking up the voltage more?
>When the main gap got hot, it was able to fire at a lower voltage,
>and this would tend to make it fire before the safety gap. This could
>be part of the explanation maybe.
I didn't think of that, .. sounds reasonable to me.
if it continues after I try out some gap improvements, I'll re-post the
problem but it looks like that is the likely cause.
> >22 gage wiring from the cap to gap to primary and it worked? what tha?
>This shows that it's not as important to use thick wires as some
>folks think. But you're surely getting some losses there.
It certainly is (now) a subject that I am interested in. If there is any
info anywhere or anyone has run any comparisons on primary circuit wiring
size vs. performance I would be very interested.
Maybe when I gain a little confidence/experience I can delve into it myself.
Thanks a lot for your reply,
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