[TCML] Sucker Gap
pslawinski at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 19:37:20 MDT 2008
I just hooked up my new NST to my sucker gap to test gap width. A very odd
thing happened. It had what appeared to be a power arc inside despite the
vacuum motor running. There was a 2mm thick plasma rod in the very middle
of the electrodes that extended down the tube. With every other transformer
I have a ring of blue sparks forms around the outside. Only a half circle
of blue sparks formed this time, in addition to the plasma in the middle of
the gap. Could this be a sign that my sucker gap ... sucks? Perhaps it's
time to upgrade to a rotary? If it can't even quench the NST without a cap
there's no way it can quench it with one, right?
Has anyone else seen this before?
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