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Re: triggered gap info wanted

Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>

A few hundred volts on the ignition coil primary are all you need.  The
usual dimmer/capacitor circuit works quite well.  The usual few microfarad
capacitor stores enough energy to fire the coil (a few tenths of a joule)
and also serves to limit the current.

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Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2002 11:25 AM
Subject: triggered gap info wanted

> Original poster: "colin.heath4 by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> hi all
>         im looking to build a triggered gap. i already have a srsg but
wish to
> try this route for the sake of trying and also the safety factor when
> in public
> i get the theory of the triggered gap but am looking for simple ideas to
> trigger an automotive ignition coil or a normal ac transformer would
rigging up
> a dimmer to an auto coil work?
> also how would i get the correct voltage for the primary on the coil
> i was thinking of using a small ac transformer 4800v 23ma to trigger
> any help would be much appreciated and any links to people who have had
> with these at ahigh power level perhaps 6kva
> many thanks
> colin heath