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Re: srsg setup probs

Original poster: "colin.heath4 by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <colin.heath4-at-ntlworld-dot-com>

hi bart
            thanks for your comments i think i have a prob using stainless
for the safety gap it seems once stainless has fired a few times it forms a
path through it with less resistance

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Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: srsg setup probs

> Original poster: "Barton B. Anderson by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <tesla123-at-pacbell-dot-net>
> Hi Colin,
> I would check the srsg phasing. You may now be 180 out. I assume you run a
> narrow gap for the srsg? I run
> as narrow as possible (about 2.5mm between stationary and rotating) to
> allow the timing to be in control
> as much as possible (have to make sure there's no wobble in the disc). I
> also only use 2 stationary
> electrodes to keep the total gap spacing down to about 5mm for the same
> reason. However, I suspect phasing
> is out and cap voltage peaks between alignment. I use 1" solid brass
> spheres for the safety gap (to get
> the highest arc voltage for the least gap width) and I put the safety gap
> across the rotary.
> Take care,
> Bart
> Tesla list wrote:
> > Original poster: "colin.heath4 by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <colin.heath4-at-ntlworld-dot-com>
> >
> > hi all
> >         i am currently running my srsg at 400bps (im from uk)
> > and i wanted to run at 200bps as the cap needs this to charge nearly
> > i removed every other electrode and tried to setup but the safety gap
> > firing i got it so if i flicked on and off a few times the power supply
> that is
> > it would run then with a massise improvement in performance i think up
to 6'
> >
> > my question is could this 200bps be causing inductive kick or some other
> effect
> > creating the need to very slightly open my safety gaps?
> > also my safety gaps are rounded electrodes made from stainless steel
> > any help would be much appreciated
> > many thanks
> > colin heath
> >
> >