Peak cap voltage, was 12kV, 30ma TC specs, 42" spark
From: Malcolm Watts[SMTP:MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz]
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 1997 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: Peak cap voltage, was 12kV, 30ma TC specs, 42" spark
I may have an explanation of why the sync gap does better
than the static. Unlike the static gap, the rotary electrodes are
drawing closer for a time while primary is oscillating and I would
think their losses are going down during this time (unlike my spark
blowing exercise where the losses (already high because of gap
distance) were being blown upwards.
BTW, the neon sign people confirmed that tar tracking in neons is
a major cause of failure and realized straight away the implications
of resonant charging.