weather influence on TC performance
I have a question involving the performance of TC's and the ambient
weather conditions. For those that don't know
I live in Adelaide South Australia - quoted as being the driest state in
the driest continent on earth. Now for most of
the spring/summer/autumn, (fall for you guys in the states), it's very
dry and can get quite hot, temps 37 - 40 degC are quite
normal for days at a time here.
Usually this isn't a problem, but this year for whatever reason it's
also quite HUMID, with levels between 65 - 80% fairly
regular lately soooooo......
My TC rather enjoys secondary arcing now instead of the nice arcs I was
getting when it was not quite so humid. I still get
arcs from the top load but they are vary numerous, (10 to 15), and
fairly short, (2 to 3 feet), and at the same time an almost
continuous secondary arc occurs, not much fun!.
Now I'm assuming that it's the humidity but is there a cure or do I just
wait until it dries out a bit? I figure, given the wide
geographic distribution of the members on this list that someone has
encountered this before.
Best Regards in now not so dry OZ