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Re: spark gap muffler?
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 5/24/01 10:31:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Has anyone invented such a thing?
> Basically, I'm wondering if there's any way to make a silent or somewhat
> quiet spark gap for a medium to high power coil. I'm currently using a
> static gap, but would consider other designs.
> - Bill V.
There exists so called true static quench gaps that are quiet, because
the sparking chambers are sealed. But most of the noise from
a Tesla coil is from the output spark streamers anyway. What
real benefit would be gained by quieting the gap? The overall
coil would still be very loud.