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RE: spark gap muffler?

Original poster: "Lau, Gary by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Gary.Lau-at-compaq-dot-com>

For a properly performing medium to large size coil, the noise produced
by the streamers is louder than the gap.  So unless you're shooting for
a streamerless coil like Mr. Tesla, the overall coil will be loud no
matter what you do the gap.  Or you could go to a tube or solid state
coil for a truly (near)-silent coil.

Gary Lau

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Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 10:01 AM
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Subject: spark gap muffler?

Original poster: "Bill Vanyo by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"

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.