Re: Peak cap voltage, was 12kV, 30ma TC specs, 42" spark
From: Edward V. Phillips[SMTP:ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 1997 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: Peak cap voltage, was 12kV, 30ma TC specs, 42" spark
"My question is how far should I open the gap to take advantage of resonant
charging ? he gap has never miss fired yet. It apears to me that I should
set the gap to fire around the 30 KV mark. I'm not game to do this because
my caps were not designed with this voltage in mind , but in the future
they will be."
Your neon transformer will probably go before your capacitors!
I recommend setting the SAFETY GAP directly across the transformer so
that it just fires when the coil is connected to the line without anyh
any secondary load. What do you "big boys" say?