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Static Gaps vs Rotary Spark Gaps
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- Subject: Static Gaps vs Rotary Spark Gaps
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- Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 09:54:57 -0700
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Original poster: "Medina, Benjamin (UMR-Student)" <bamxbb@xxxxxxx>
Hello Folks. I originally was going for an ARSG (Asynchronous Rotary Spark
Gap) but got a lot of responses from the TCML saying that it's not friendly
with the NST, that it might fry it, and that I had to stay at 24o BPS (at
least) to be safe. Therefore, I've changed plans and am thinking about
using a SG (Static Gap).
Using a 15kV/30mA NST, in terms of efficiency and performance, how does a
SG compare to a RSG? Is there any rule of thumb as to the # of gaps in
series? Does a RSG guarantee longer sparks vs. a SG?
I am doing a school project, so we have budget and time constraints. Which
of the following Static Gaps setups would you suggest I should go with? Or
anything similar to images below. Bottom line, I want something that is
reliable, easy to build, and efficient. Gary Lau suggested,
Your comments and advice will be very much appreciated.
(How is the connection done here? Essentially, where is the gap?)
(Maybe two parallel wood pieces. I am guessing I connect one end of the
screw/bolt to one end of the secondary side of the NST and the other end of
the other screw/bolt to the other end of the secondary side of the NST)?