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RE: Weather/coil performance

Original poster: "Anthony R. Mollner" <penny831@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Perhaps some real measurements need to made. All I know is that I get a few
more inches off of my coil when the weather is less humid. The coil has been
run in the same place for years and I hit it on every few days when ever I'm
in the garage. So, I can say that nothing has been changed but the weather
and or atmosphere around it.

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Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 8:57 PM
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Subject: Re: Weather/coil performance

Original poster: "Gerry  Reynolds" <gerryreynolds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Matt,

My experience is better sparks when cold.  Of course, in Colorado,
this probably comes with lower humidity that I believe could help
allow faster ring up.  I believe some insulation becomes very lossy
when humidity soaks it and thus reduces the Q (unloaded).  Dont know
for sure, but just one theory.

Gerry R.

>Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx
>Hi All,
>     This question begs for an answer from the two or three people
> out there who have actually DONE some performance measurements.
> Terry?? Paul?? ????
>Matt D.
>"Nothing ruins a good discussion like someone with facts."
>In a message dated 1/18/07 3:34:22 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
>Original poster: "Anthony R. Mollner" <penny831@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Actually, it does have a small effect. I assume it has to do with a change
>in resistance around the top load. It's not much, but I've noticed a
>-----Original Message-----
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>Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 2:53 PM
>To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Weather/coil performance
>Original poster: "Jared Dwarshuis" <jdwarshuis@xxxxxxxxx>
>Hi: Jay
>Temperature, humidity and barometric pressure will have little
>effect, must be something else. Perhaps your ground connection needs
>attention. Are you using a breakout point?
>I assume that you are using an NST...........
>Get to know the sound that your spark gap makes when it is working
>well. When the spark gap starts sounding like a sick bumblbee then
>you are not quenching properly and gap adjustment will be needed. It
>is also possible to have a gap that is not quenching because of bad
>primary tuning, then of course gap adjustment will not cure the problem.
>My guess is that you have found the right primary tap point; that
>your gap needs adjustment. Beware, large gap settings place heavy
>loads on NST, and they are rather fragile.
>Sincerely: Jared Dwarshuis