[TCML] reply to: nst plus asynch rotary gap, good? bad?
Gary.Lau at hp.com
Thu Sep 10 06:50:50 MDT 2009
If you don't plan on using the RSG with a pole pig, you can eliminate the disk entirely and simplify the construction by using a "propeller gap". Its inventor Terry Blake made both sync and async versions (see http://tb3.com/tesla/sparkgaps/index.html)
Regards, Gary Lau
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> mike osipowicz wrote:
> > This is a reply to Jim Mora and Gary Lau, thanks for the reply's. I am going to run
> it at about 170 BPS, not 120 so it is a bit easier on the NST, I will have it on a
> dimmer so I can slow it down just a tad if needed. so correct me if I'm wrong, but
> 1700 rpms, with 8 rotary and 2 stationary electrodes would give me 170 BPS. If I do
> end up killing my NST, there are plenty of MOT's waiting for me at the dump...
> hopefully I will not have to go through that whole process. I am going to use some
> plastic from a cutting board, but I am not sure what size disc to use, my motor is
> rather large, so it wont loose a lot of RPM's no matter what size, but what do you
> > Get back to school stuff for them and cashback for you.
> Hi Mike
> You dont want to use polypro or any equivelent of that material. As
> everyone else stated, it melts! Heres an example of a SRSG with a poor
> choice of material. BEFORE... http://host.teslamad.com/before.jpg and
> AFTER... http://host.teslamad.com/after.jpg See the washers under the
> electrodes on the disc in the first pic? Now you see the washers... Now
> you dont. I promise you they're still there, they're just embedded in
> the plastic now completely hidden. You want to look for a material
> called G10 or G11. Do a google search for it or check out this company
> http://www.electricalinsulationmaterial.com/ Its not very cheap, but
> you'll thank me in the long run!
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