Re: Racing sparks, was MMC Caps
I have run the same power levels before without a problem until this
humidity thing has set in - considering all other
aspects of the coil have remained the same I am left with just the humdity
to consider - however I may take another closer
look at the secondary to make sure something hasn't gone astray - on my
last secondary I had internal arcing due to some
spilled solder sticking to the side - I was very careful with this one but
Robin in OZ.
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: FutureT-at-aol-dot-com
> In a message dated 00-02-20 16:57:43 EST, you write:
> << that it could be so loud!)
> > very mobile streamer ranging from 7 to 11 feet from any
> > point on the toroid, however now
> >getting racing arcs full length of secondary about 1
> > every 4 to 5 secs. - I think I'm at the limit of the
> > secondary.
> I would think that the secondary should be OK for these sparks.
> It may be just coupled a little too tight. (just saw your other post
> about humidity)..... I haven't noticed humidity causing racing sparks
> on my coils. You could try raising the secondary a little to see if
> the racing sparks stop.
> John Freau