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Re: Some newbie questions
Original poster: "Aaron Aab" <striker754-at-earthlink-dot-net>
I suppose I'll try it out and see how it does without baffles.
Do coils only shoot out one arc at a time? I see all these neat pictures of
tons of arcs arcing to gorund rods, is that camera shutter speed, or will it
actually do that if it has multiple ground points to hit?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 7:51 AM
Subject: RE: Some newbie questions
> Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <gary.lau-at-hp-dot-com>
> >Original poster: "Aaron Aab" <striker754-at-earthlink-dot-net>
> >Would I need to use the baffles if i have the top wire outside the tube
> >the ground wire inside the tube? Not that its a big deal to put the
> >in, jsut wondering.
> If you plan to have an endcap on the top with a bolt through the center
> tied to the wire from the outside, that still puts HV inside the endcap at
> the bolt head. I don't know if the hazard still exists or if it only
> exists if there is a hole at the end of the winding going inward, but I
> like the idea of baffles.
> >So Im connecting the caps for protection from the case of the
> >the hot terminals, and the resistors from the hot terminals to the spark
> >Do regular bolts suffice for a spark gap?
> It will work, but not nearly as well as other configurations. With bolt
> heads, the arc will occur at a single point on the bolt heads, and there
> will be localized heating, leading to poor performance. Using a pair of
> parallel copper pipes, the arcing will occur along the length of the
> so no one point gets hot. Airflow from a fan focused on the arc will also
> improve performance. Higher powers benefit from more airflow, and my
> sucker gap is a good performer: http://www.laushaus-dot-com/tesla/onegap.htm
> >I'm thinking about using MOT power for the low cost and big power.
> >have some good info on those? I think it was your site, Gary, that I
> >at that had some good info.
> I have no experience with MOTs, I think it may be Greg Hunter's site at
> Regards, Gary Lau
> MA, USA