Neons and MORE POWER, was sync gaps (fwd)
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Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 14:26:04 -0600 (MDT)
From: Chip Atkinson <chip-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Neons and MORE POWER, was sync gaps
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 1997 3:40 AM
Subject: Re: Neons and MORE POWER, was sync gaps
In a message dated 97-09-25 01:11:46 EDT, you write:
> I would assume that the capacitor voltage before breakdown is the same and
> hence the stored energey would be the same. So why am I getting a 33%
> increase in spark length and sparks that are at least twice the diameter. I
> would estimate that there is between 50 and 100% more power in the arcs.
> Even with 2 neons and the gaps set much wider I don't get sparks any where
> near this quality.
Using two trannies, your gaps are probably firing more often during
each half cycle, thus you're pumping more energy into the system,
you've created a higher break-rate situation.