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Re: Triggered gap questions
Original poster: "Luc by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <ludev-at-videotron.ca>
I have a paper that could interested you on my download site:
When there open the folder "Tesla" and download the document
"3elec_sg.pdf" It's really interesting and I'll try to base my
future trigger gap in this concept ( the trigger electrode out of
the way of the 2 main electrodes ).
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Ok, Here's a question for the triggered gap gurus:
> I have been reading this thread with much interest. It sounds like a
> great alternative to the SRSG! One thing I read is that the primary
> current passes 'through' the trigger electrode. My question is, could the
> trigger electrode be positioned slightly out of alignment with the primary
> gap electrodes so the triggered arc would have to take a slightly 'bent'
> path? This, if so, would seem to me to help alleviate heating and/or
> corrosion of the trigger electrode.
> It would seem that the trigger electrode could be made into a sharp point
> and cause the ionization of the space between the gap electrodes
I'll try a flyback circuit too, because may be the RF corona from
it could be sufficient to trigger the gap ????
> the conductive channel to form more easily and not actually have the primary
> current contact the trigger electrode at all(or very little anyway). If the
> trigger electrode were positioned from below the primary gap electrodes, the
> heat might also help 'move' the arc away from the trigger electrode.
> The first objection to this idea, I imagine, is that might argue that this
> would effectively make the gap too wide and kill a NST, but if one placed
> another gap or two in series, the triggered gap could have a large percentage
> length change, but the overall gap length would not change by much. Having
> the series gaps would also seem to aid quenching as well.