Re: questions and new web site
>Original Poster: David <tec-at-sprintmail-dot-com>
>> Original Poster: Gary Lau 24-May-1999 1957 <lau-at-hdecad.ENET.dec-dot-com>
>> The wire between the NST and main spark gap need not be heavy, neon sign
>> wire is fine. For between the gap, cap, and primary, now you want to be
>> as heavy and short as possible. #6 or heavier if possible. Go to Home
>> Depot and get comfortable, you'll be seeing them a lot soon.
>Does this make a substantial difference? The only reason why I ask is because
>right now I'm using 18 gauge wire, and there is definatly a big difference
>there!! It seems that the higher gauge wire would be just for the current ---
>would this effect coil performance a great deal?
18 gauge wire is definately too small for tank circuit wiring. Peak tank
currents are easily in the hundreds of amps range, and resistance in the
primary circuit must be minimized. The #18 may even get hot.
Waltham, MA USA