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gap bangs vs breakout, chargeup, and other madness

Original poster: "Christopher Boden by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <chrisboden-at-hotmail-dot-com>

Ok, 6" coil with a 12"x40+" toroid, 12-180nst farm...you know the drill

I have a MASSIVE toroid on this thing, and I still have never seen the 
"Before Breakout" condition I hear of. EVERY time the gap fires, no matter 
what the voltage input, there is breakout of some form, even if it's only 
6". The coil has ALWAYS been like this, no matter what the topload is, power 
supply, etc.. If the gap fired, there was breakout, unless it was out of 
tune. If it was out of tune (not hard to do at all, it's very picky for 
tuning) then there is no breakout at all, or VERY poor breakout.


btw: Building the massive toroid had no serious effect on the number of 
streamers or streamer length, I still get a few, and they still top out at 
about 40-50"


have fun


Christopher A. Boden Geek#1
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