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Re: where to connect power...... cap or spark gap
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 10/22/01 4:15:11 PM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> I was wondering what wiring method is better?
> Do I run power from the RC filter to the tank capacitor which is in
> parallel with the spark gap and primary (the way it is currently wired), or
> the other way, where the spark gap is across the RC filter and across the
> tank cap and primary.
> Does it matter? .... to me having the tank cap across the HV supply makes
> the most sense.
> Thnks guys!! I just hope I get this coil going before the snow really
> flys, today it just melted.... thank God!
> Shaun Epp
I am not sure that you have it wired correctly. The main primary spark gap
should be in series with the capacitor and the primary. On my systems one side
of the spark gap is connected to one side of the capacitor. The other side of
the capacitor is connected to the moveable tap cable on the primary. The
inside of the primary is connected to the other side of the spark gap. The
high voltage feed lines are connected directly across the spark gap. This is
the preferred method and seems to provide some protection for the transformer.