[TCML] Re: Spark gap Resistance
FutureT at aol.com
FutureT at aol.com
Tue Nov 20 19:33:25 MST 2007
In a message dated 11/20/2007 9:13:54 P.M. US Eastern Standard Time,
list at future-technologies.co.uk writes:
>> The conclusion however was that energy should be delivered rather
>> quickly to the secondary and toroid.
>But this is not possible with a spark gap system I take it ?.....
Spark gap systems deliver the energy pretty quickly especially
when using tight coupling.
>.. it is
>back to the point that higher currents across the spark gap should be
>better...... but if the losses are more with more current then the current
>cycles must be a lot lower...... this also brings us back to conduction
>times across the spark gap , that the longer it conducts the more power is
>It would be far easier to accept the spark gap as working better at higher
>currents (maybe supports the claims that larger coils work better, higher
>tank cap values.. more current etc).... Though unless real testing can be
>done with spark gap currents then I guess we will never know for sure.... I
>know I would sleep a lot better at night if the spark gap could work better
>at higher currents!
Spark gaps work pretty well at high or low currents. The large coils mostly
are more efficient because there are smaller losses in the transformer
and in the wiring, I think. There may be some issues with spark growth too,
I don't know. Various folks have done various tests of various things, but
yes it's difficult to remember it all sometimes, unless one is thoroughly
organized. Don't let it affect your sleep :^)
It seems experimental work has slowed greatly among our
list members. I haven't done any TC work lately either.
I'll be looking forward to hearing about the results of your projects as
you complete and test them.
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