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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, 
tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:

> 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.

John Freau