[TCML] Small coil results
jimlux at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 14 19:04:00 MDT 2008
Helen Lo wrote:
> David -
> No mistake about the "conventional static spark gap". Per his
> description, Ben used 5 X 1/2" copper pipe sweat couplings to make a
> 4-segment static gap (total gap width was not mentioned).
> So, 5,000 BPS with an RSG would have been at the upper end of the
> capability of conventional RSG design. 5,000 BPG with a copper-pipe
> static gap would be, well, incredible (as in not credible?).
> Regards, Scott Hanson
That would be a fairly impressive rep rate on a static spark gap,
although I've seen high rep rate marxes at faster rates running in
hydrogen with static gaps. It's all in the cooling and quenching.
With copper pipe style gap, it seems a bit high, unless he's got a real
hurricane of blast cooling.
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