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Re: triggerd spark gap??



Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>

Hi Josh,

At 02:32 AM 5/22/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>Hello all
>My name is Josh Iím 24, a fellow coil builder in Boston and a member of the 
>tesla-2 list. Iíve been making coils for about 2 years now.
>I am looking onto making my first TSG (Triggered Spark Gap).
>It looks easy enough to construct and operate. I have been reading lost of 
>list posts and
>Web pages and I believe I can start construction.
>I do have a few questions:
>1.	Can a TSG be made to trigger the gap at a higher BPS? Instead of 120 BPS 

I can't think of any "easy" way to get more than 120BPS.

>what about 240 BPS? I want to get more out of my MMC.
>2.	How is quenching? Can I get away with no air blast? Or should the gap be 
>more of an air blast-TSG
>3.	Will a triggered gap handle the power from an AC 4 MOT PSU?

Yes if you make the electrodes big enough.

>4.	How to I set the gap spacing? Trial and error?

Since it is "triggered" the gap spacing is not super critical so it is easy.

>Looking forward to posting with you all
>Read you later
>Josh
>
>

Cheers,

	Terry