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RE: triggerd spark gap??

Original poster: "Ted Rosenberg by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Ted.Rosenberg-at-radioshack-dot-com>

Hooray. Someone who has a desire to build a t-gap and get away from rocking
those SRSG cradles  :)).

Josh, as someone who has built a successful t-gap, I can tell you that it is
easy, requires little adjustment.

As Terry pointed out, it does need a big, fat, and really cooled electrode
My coil is 900W. I am using 1/8" tungsten electrodes and a super high speed
fan blowing straight down on the "T".
If I go to a much larger coil, maybe next year, I will go to 1/2" electrodes
and a venturi arrangement to really get the air onto the T.

Hope these comments help.
I just don't know why those who build NON pig driven coils would want to use
anything other than a T-Gap.

Safety First


Subject: triggerd spark gap??

Original poster: "J Dow by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"

Hello all
My name is Josh I'm 24, a fellow coil builder in Boston and a member of the 
tesla-2 list. I've 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
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?
4.	How to I set the gap spacing? Trial and error?
Looking forward to posting with you all
Read you later

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