Re: FIRST LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .......I have waited SOOO long tosay that :)
> Original Poster: "Christopher Boden" <chrisboden-at-hotmail-dot-com>
> 6-8" thin icky blue discharges to a grounded rod.....but it counts!
> Alright, here's the system.
> 15/30 NST
> 6X24"sec with turn 1 at 2" above pri.
> .005 .007 SW caps (we can use any combination)
> and either a 14X4" or a 30X3" toroid
> 1.4" tube at 1/4" spaceing, inner turn 10.5" on the primary
> single static, non blown gap (temporary)
> What can we do to make this better? 8" is great, but not exactly what we're
> looking for here (5' would be nice) :)
More power, better caps. You're not going to get 5' arcs with a 15000/30
transformer. It has been done with 15000/60, with a lot of work, but don't
expect those kind of results in your first year :-)
With your 15/30 transformer, salt water caps and single static gap, I would
expect you to max out at 2 to 2.5 feet of spark.