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Re: 1 gap rotary spark gap (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 13:59:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: J. Aaron Holmes <jaholmes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 1 gap rotary spark gap (fwd)

A friend of mine tried this.  He used a ceramic disc. 
It carbon-tracked and was basically a total failure. 
After a very short time, it was like the disc wasn't
there at all.

Aaron, N7OE

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> Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 16:16:16 -0400
> From: Scott Bogard <teslas-intern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: 1 gap rotary spark gap
> Hey all,
>      I'm sure this has been done before by somebody
> somwhere, but I got an 
> idea.  Could one build a spark gap, that consisted
> of a single gap between 
> two stationary electrodes, with a disk, an
> insulator, that spun between 
> them.  the disk would have holes in it allowing the
> gap to arc occasionally, 
> as the holes passed the stationary electrodes. 
> Would there be any advantage 
> to this design (my thinking is that a single gap
> would lead to (slightly) 
> higher efficiencies, and if one could find a very
> thin but strong insulator, 
> it would be very easy to build).  Just felt like
> potting that out there.
> Scott Bogard.
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