Re: Any Reason For This???
Tesla List wrote:
> >From gcerny-at-megspo.megsinet-dot-netFri Sep 27 22:20:54 1996
> Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 20:19:37 +0000
> From: Glenn <gcerny-at-megspo.megsinet-dot-net>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Any Reason For This???
> Fellow sparkers,
> While firing my 6" coil the other night I decided
> to put my earlier 4" on a chair so that the top bushing
> was about 2' away from the 6" coils torroid just
> to see what would happen. I expected the arcs
> to strike the top terminal of the 4" and who knows
> maybe what else? I was suprised that rather than
> hit the top terminal the arc took a direct path
> about a third way down the 4" coil puncturing a
> hole through the Behr build 50 and stayed there
> like it was glued solidly. Anyone have a idea why
> this arc missed a brass terminal that was about 6"
> closer and took the hard road through epoxy and
> formvar to find happieness?
> My explaination to the bystanders that night was
> "RF is some weird stuff". Perhaps someone could
> be a little more technical.
Wonder if you got a 'secondary' resonance in the unconnected
coil. If you had a voltage maxima or minima at the particular
point up the secondary in opposite phase with the actual
discharge...kind of a bi-polar coil done the hard way.
Have you tried feeding a signal of the same frequency that
your larger coil resonates at into the smaller secondary? You
could then probe the spot where the disharge 'stuck like glue' to
see if in fact there is a voltage node present.
Just my two cents worth.