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Re: SRSG break rate
Original poster: "Malcolm Watts by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz>
On 23 Jun 01, at 16:47, Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "R.E.Burnett by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> <<< Terry, I posted this last week but it doesn't seem to have
> surfaced yet. If this copy goes missing also, I'll know
> you've axed it ;-) >>>
> Hi Malcolm, Chuck, Steve, all,
> There have been several posts discussing resonant charging and
> different types of rotary gaps recently. Here's my thoughts...
> I almost totally agree with Malcolm's explanation of resonant
> charging ;-) The only difference is that I think the ballast
> is not so much "charged" by the shorting action of the spark gap,
> (this event is fairly brief and does not contribute much to
> stored energy in the ballast.) Instead I believe that the
> ballast is mostly charged as current flows through it to reach
> the tank capacitor.
I stand guilty of a less than complete explanation :( I made the
assumption that one would allow the gap to fire at zero or near zero
ballast current (max cap charge). My apologies. Thanks for
elucidating the circuit operation.