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Re: caps and JL

Original poster: "Bert Hickman by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-net>


Right concept, but you'll want to use a lot less capacitance than a typical
MMC. For example, for Halloween, I use a 500 pF 40 kV cap in parallel with
a pair of 15 kV 60 MA NST's to help start the arc. It changes the sound of
the arc from a sort of hissing-humming sound to a very evil "snappy and
snarly" sound... :^)

Try it (with a smaller 200-500 pF) - you'll like it!

-- Bert --
Bert Hickman
Stoneridge Engineering
Email:    bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-net
Web Site: http://www.teslamania-dot-com

Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Hi list,
> [may be a bit off topic...]
> i was thinking, the spark of a JL is dim purple, but the spark of a TC SG is
> bright purple or white.  When i get my MMC put together, could i paralell it
> to the JL? would that work? or would that be a bit too bright?  8-D ...
> ---------------------------------------
> Jonathon Reinhart
> hometown.aol-dot-com/kidd6488/tesla