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Re: Simple Spark Gap Designs

Original poster: "john cooper" <tesla-at-tesla-coil-dot-com> 

I've compared the performance of gaps with both even and odd numbers of 
gaps and the difference is nothing short of amazing when you use a static 
gap with an even number of gaps.  Specifically, a 5 gap and a 6 gap system, 
back to back test.  The 6 gap fired at 20v which was less than half the 
voltage required of the 5 gap unit and ran much, much smoother.  Hope this 
helps someone.

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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date:  Wed, 14 Apr 2004 17:46:07 -0600

 >Original poster: "Greg McCoy" <gemccoy-at-nbnet.nb.ca>
 >Thanks a lot. I will have to get an NST, but I don't think that's too much
 >of a problem is it? And I will plan to use the 3 gaps in a series as Dr. R
 >suggested. I'm sure I'll ace the project.
 >Thanks again,