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Re: Chisel-edged electrodes (fwd)
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 3/24/01 5:07:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Hi All!
> I encountered a reference in my old notes (1962) about
> electrodes for a rotary gap. The leading edge is flat while the trailing
> is tapered like a chisel tip.The rationale for this seems to be that the
> tapered edge and narrow point reduces the time they are within arcing
> distance of each other and this produces faster quenching. Has Anyone
> anything like this?
> | |
> \| ---> direction of movement
> | | <--- Stationary electrode
> Matt D.
I tried those sorts of things, but it didn't really help.