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Re: SRSG gap spacing?

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>

In a message dated 5/27/02 10:22:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com


I've often used the staggered method you mention, it works


> Hi John,
> You know, if re-ignition were a problem one could stagger the electrode
> positions (in a 2-fixed/2-rotary configuration) such that as the first pair
> of electrodes closed to within arcing distance, the second pair would
> already be at their closest proximity.  That way as one pair closed the
> distance, the other pair would be increasing the distance at the same rate,
> thereby producing a constant width arc.  Of course you couldn't run such a
> gap at reduced voltage, but it might be just the ticket for a large coil
> operating at or near its maximum limit.
> Dave