From: Antonio C. M. de Queiroz [SMTP:acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br]
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 1998 1:11 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Spark Gaps
Jim Lux wrote:
> 3) Faster interruption of the spark. As opposed to just waiting for the
> current to go through a zero, the gap is physically separated. The sudden
> circuit opening causes the voltage across the primary inductor to rise,
> inducing a similar rise in the secondary. The faster the interruption
> (di/dt) the more the rise.
Do this really work? This would be like operating a Tesla coil as an
induction coil. The theory saying that there is a great increase in the
secondary voltage or a two-coil system after the opening of the spark
gap (Corums) may be due to this effect (otherwise I don't see how).
Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz