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Re: SRSG gap spacing?

Original poster: "colin.heath4 by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <colin.heath4-at-ntlworld-dot-com>

the problem with wide gap spacings is the massive stress they can put your
system under and also the gap losses if you have a safety gap and it is not
firing at this wide gap then i would suspect your safety is way too  wide
you will see an increase in performance but at a great cost
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Subject: SRSG gap spacing?

> Original poster: "Dave Leddon by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> What is the rational behind maintaining a narrow gap spacing on a SRSG?
> I've seen this recommendation so often in this list that it begins to take
> on the dimension of dogma.  On my coil, as the electrodes wear down and
> gap spacing approaches 1/8 inch, the performance actually seems to
>  In theory a wider gap should reduce the arc dwell time.  So what are the
> advantages?
> Dave