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Re: hydrogen? spark gap
Original poster: "Mike Osborne by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <mikeosborne-at-prodigy-dot-net>
Have you ever considered using a Hydrogen Thyratron. They're commonly used
in radar transmitters and can switch hundreds of amps several thousand times
a second. Although they're a DC device they'ed be great to pulse a TC.
I've found them available at surplus sales.
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Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 7:26 AM
Subject: hydrogen? spark gap
>Original poster: "Alfred Erpel by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> I just recently posted a picture of an oil quenched spark gap that
>built and solicited advice on.
>om/public/1/oil_quenched_spark_gap.jpg . Instead of perfecting this, I have
>decided on building a hydrogen (or helium) quenched gap. I know that
>has the fastest recovery time, but helium absorbs heat better. It will have
>similar enclosure, but be pressurized to 100 psi (or so) of whatever gas I
>select. There will be a fan inside directing a jet of gas between each pair
>tungsten carbide balls. I am aware of the mechanical issues.
>I seek advice on what gas to use, pressure, etc. to maximize performance in
>tesla coil ciruit. I could make it a vacuum too, but I was thinking that I
>could get it to quench better with an atmosphere dense enough for a fan to
>work. When it is functioning I will let it be known here and make plans