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Spark Gaps (Formerly: Heatsinks?)
Original poster: "Erik Kettenburg by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <missyrat-at-pacbell-dot-net>
What are some good SIMPLE spark gaps in use for a coil running at 9-15kv
Preferebly A Static Gap
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From: Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 11:27 AM
Subject: RE: Heatsinks?
> Original poster: "Ted Rosenberg by way of Terry Fritz
> Although it's difficult to see exactly how each bolt is insulated from the
> next, I would say that if the coil being used by this static gap is less
> than 1000W, you might not need any extra cooling. When the bolts are large
> and of copper/brass, they tend to act as their own heat sink.
> If each bolt is insulated from the next and if there is room, adding a
> sink of suitable size can't hurt and might help. You never know for sure
> until you try without then with.
> My original static gap used 9 copper tubes overly large (1.75" diam by 2.5
> long) for that reason. the mass of copper was it's own heat sink.
> With your present arrangment, how do you adjust the lateral movement of
> bolt to assure proper and equal spacing? And what would you do if you wish
> to change that spacing?
> And finally, have you considered a triggered gap?
> Safety First
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> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 9:17 AM
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> Subject: Heatsinks?
> Original poster: "Erik Kettenburg by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <missyrat-at-pacbell-dot-net>
> I was trying to come up with a way to cool a staionary spark gap like this
> and I was wondering if mounting heat sinks on the ends of the bolts on
> side would work
> any thoughts?
> any other simple ideas
> note: i'm trying to avoid using anything that needs power