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SRSG timing & other Q's

Original poster: "Steven Ward by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <srward16-at-hotmail-dot-com>

Hi all,
Ive been working on a SRSG for my 1440w dual 12/60 powered tesla coil.  Ive 
been having all sorts of problems with alignment of the electrodes at the 
voltage peaks.  Whenever i simply run the gap motionless, it works fine and 
does not fire the safety gap.  When i get it spinning, it rarely (few times 
a sec) fires the rotary gap and always in the safety gap.  Im simply running 
the coil without a seconday(with a primary and caps only).  I think that i 
may have solved my problem with a handbuilt cradle type mount.  Are cradle 
mounts a good way to get a SRSG up and running??  Ive tried, loosening and 
re-adjusting the disc, about 100 times, and never really get it to work 
correctly.  I am pretty sure that the motor runs sync, it passed the 
florescent light test.  But one question that i have is, is it dangerous to 
run my sync gap if im not totally sure that the alignment is correct.  I 
want to be sure that i am not going to fry my $80 worth of transformers from 
testing it.  For example, is the situation that i described above, with out 
the safety gap, gonna ruin my transformers?  I kept the safety gap just to 
be sure, but is it normal for the safety to fire, if my dwell time(electrode 
alignment) is off.  Any other tips that anyone has for the poor 
scientist(lol) about these types of gaps.  Also, if there is any good sites 
that i may not know about that cover this, please send them to me.  Any help 
is appreciated.

Steve Ward.