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Re: SRSG timing & other Q's

Original poster: "Barton B. Anderson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <tesla123-at-pacbell-dot-net>

Hi Steven,

The phase for an SRSG has got to be adjusted mechanically or electrically.
The cradle is a good
method and best if you can turn the motor in the cradle (via motor control
or long insulator) while
it's running (obviously, you could setup a second dc motor to adjust the
main motor position). It
sure beats the trial and error method of changing either motor or disk
position between runs.
Electrically, I think John's phasing approach has worked for numerous
coilers, including myself.

Phasing may not be the problem. If you've tried phasing through 45 degrees
at different positions
and have not had a change, I would look elsewhere.

Yes, a safety gap can be too close (or too wide), and yes it can fire when
the main gap is not in
place if the transformer can charge the cap to the voltage required to arc
the gap. I saw your post
previous to this and was going to reply (I believe you had some info on
setup?), but unfortunately
deleted it and had cleared the trash before I realized yours was deleted.
Maybe you can post your
setup again with transformer voltages? It shouldn't be too hard to analyze
and get you in the
ballpark. Also, curious as to what you used prior to the SRSG and how you
had that setup (also, were
there any other changes to the coil along side the SRSG?).

Take care,

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Steven Ward by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Hi,
> Yes the motor has been modified to run sync.  We tested that with the
> florescent light test(looking for a stationary pattern when i put tape on
> the disc).  Is it possible that my safety gap is too close?  Is the safety
> supposed to be able to fire when there is not gap in place? because mine can
> continuously.  I suppose that i better put a secondary in place to protect
> the transformers.  Has anyone else had this problem setting up their gap?
> this is my first one for these so im not really experienced.  Im pretty sure
> that i just need the cradle.  Heres a question thats been bothering me: how
> precise does the alignment have to be??!!  Because there is a small area of
> setting in which the gap will fire on and off at random, but i can never get
> it to be remotely continous.  Are there any other methods for this besides
> the phase adjust by John Freau(variac) and the cradle type Terry uses??  If
> so tell me!  Thanks again.
> Steve Ward.
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