Neons and Sync Gaps
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 1997 3:11 AM
Subject: Re: Neons and Sync Gaps
In a message dated 97-09-23 19:41:51 EDT, you write:
> Might be time for the scope again. I've never seen it quench with
> energy still in the primary. I wasn't using airblast as such - just a
> gentle breeeze from a fan. Can your rotary quench first notch with
> no output streamer? Wherever that energy is coming from, it doesn't
> need to be a great deal to seriously overvolt the neon. It was very
> low judging by the safety gap discharge. 1/2 inch "safety" gap
> setting is no real safety at all.
> Still tryin' to crack it I guess,
My TC requires full power output streamers to get 1st notch quench,
even at half power I get 6th notch quench with the 2 series gap series
rotary (not sure about the 8 gap series rotary at half power). With no
output streamers, I never get 1st notch quench. I agree, any gap is
unlikely to quench when there's any energy in the primary.
Was your 1/2" safety gap 1/2" total, or 1/2" on both sides of trannie?
I assumed you meant 1/2" total.