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Re: SRSG timing & other Q's

Original poster: "Andrew Robinson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Tesla7-at-msn-dot-com>

Hello Steve
Does your motor say it is a sync? I'm guessing your running it off a 60Hz line
right? If the motor is in good condition, and it says it runs in sync with the
60Hz line then yes, it is safe to use.
Andrew Robinson  
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Tesla list 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 10:50 AM 
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 
> Subject: 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.