Re: vacuum spark gap (not exhaust fan type)
I have used the Victoreen gaps in my 12/60 powered coil. They performed very
well for about 30 seconds then got burning hot and spark length would drop to
zero quickly. But, they are quick and easy and definitely outperform a simple
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Jim Lux" <jimlux-at-jpl.nasa.gov>
> I believe that some have built small coils using the Victoreen Vacuum Spark
> gaps used for surge suppression.
> >Very interesting response. And it supports what some people say, and
> >contradicts what others say, just like the returns on my internet search
> >(the biggest point of contention is that some people say that a spark won't
> >jump in a vacuum and other people, like you, say it will) . My opinion is
> >that a sealed vacuum spark gap can be very good in tesla use. When I build
> >it and have something to report (brag about), I will post the results here.
> >Regards, Alfred Erpel