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Re: ARSG/cap/gap help
Original poster: "WIZZARD . by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <pbobyk-at-hotmail-dot-com>
I think your controller is really impressive. GREAT JOB!!
>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>"
>My portable demo coil uses almost the same equipment.
>1.5kVA 14.4kV Potential Transformer
>ARSG Propellar Gap
>The following link describes every detail of my coil. It currently runs at
>about 3 to 3.5kW input power with 6-8 foot streamers.
>The next link below describes my ARSG propellar gap, which is based on Terry
>If you are using the 14.4kV, 1.5kVA PT, then the 500ft roll of 12 AWG works
>perfectly as a ballast and limits input power to about 3 to 3.5kW which the
>can easily do for short durations. I run the ballast for up to 15 minutes
>at a time with no problems. Although, I typically allow everything to cool
>a bit when running continous like
>that at 3 to 3.5kW.
>As for capacitor size. For this set-up, 0.01uF to 0.03uF works the best.
>You'll vary the ARSG to get maximum spark length. I wouldn't recommend
>going above 0.03uF for this
>set-up. Also, be sure to be aware of your ARSG speed. When using a variac
>to control ARSG speed and a variac to control input voltage to the
>transformer, you sometimes might
>get confused with everything that is going on and accidently turn the ARSG
>speed down when you really want to decrease the transformer voltage. This
>can be very bad for the
>Hope this helps.
> > I am in the process of building the "Terry blake ARSG gap". I will have a
> > 19,500 RPM motor on it, but, thats WAY too fast, so i will put a dimmer
> > switch on it (i was going to run the coil, and adjust it while it was
> > running to get the best output. Probally around 4000 rpm). I am running a
> > 14.4 KV 1.5KVA pt and i was planning to use 2 strings of 10 geek group
> > for a total of .03UF. Should i use more caps? And, is that rating for the
> > cap good?
> > Thanks
> > Adam