[TCML] Spark Length Measurement Techniques
dexterlabs at dcemail.com
Wed May 20 05:14:17 MDT 2009
Well,I don't like it.I'm affraid it can produce longer disharge lenghts than through the free air.
Dave Leddon wrote:
> Here's a scheme that I use to tune a coil to it's maximum spark length
> which also yields an accurate measure the length achieved. I tape a
> nylon weed-wacker line to the toroid and attach the opposite end to a
> vertical support about 20 feet from the coil. Suspended from the line
> are about 20 movable wooden dowels each pierced by small nails at the
> lower end with the nail furthest from the coil being grounded. An arc
> from a breakout point on the toroid will jump from nail to nail to
> reach ground and so you just keep increasing the dowel spacing an
> readjusting the coil until the arc cannot reliable span the distance.
> Once the coil is tuned to achieve a maximum spark length, all one has
> to do is measure the span and subtract the total length of the nails.
> Here's a picture this setup taken at Greg Leyh's Nevada Lightning
> Laboratory last summer:
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