Re: arc waves (Second Light) (fwd)
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Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 09:38:48 -0600
From: "D.C. Cox" <DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: arc waves (Second Light) (fwd)
We did this experiment with a 10 ft. high climbing arc with a 4 ft. spread
at the base. It does work with a Tesla coil and makes some very nice "arc
waves". We varied the angle of the rods and found 20 - 25 degrees seemed
to work the best.
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> Subject: Re: arc waves (Second Light) (fwd)
> Date: Saturday, July 25, 1998 10:34 PM
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> Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 11:22:52 -0700
> From: "Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz" <acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br>
> To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: Re: arc waves (Second Light)
> DR.RESONANCE wrote:
> > For the best "arc waves"
> > use a ground rod that is completely vertical and rises from a
> > plane equal to height of the Tesla discharge terminal to approx 3-4
> > above this horizontal plane. Then the arc will strike the nearby
> > rod and quickly rise upward to produce the wave effect.
> This observation shows clearly that the observed effect is the same of a
> "Jacob's ladder". The hot ionized spark channel rises, because it is
> than cool air. Maybe it is possible to explore this effect to obtain very
> long sparks, driving something as a large, well insulated, Jacob's ladder
> with a Tesla coil.
> Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz