[TCML] Scoping Quench
bunnikillr at cox.net
Sat Nov 21 07:54:33 MST 2009
If your coil is putting out streamers comparable to other coils of the
size and power, its quenching :)
Attempting to put an O-scope on a primary ( or even near a primary)
could lead to the death of the scope...
hi voltage from the supply itself, EMP EMF from the primary, inductive
voltages etc... are things to consider
O-Scopes, even tho most are shielded, can be influenced by exterior
sources. Mine can give erratic readings if I have a flourecent lite too
close to it.
See what other people have to say about protecting a scope in that
situation.... Ive never done it due to the fear of trashing mine...
G Hunter wrote:
>What's the best way to observe primary circuit performance of a SGTC using an oscilloscope? I'm not interested in secondary ring down. I want to see if my spark gap is quenching. Should I use a regular 10X probe? If so, what should I probe? (I'm keenly aware of the high voltage hazard).
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