Re: RSG question
>has anyone ever attempted to build an RSG in which instead of having
>electrodes mounted on the spinning disk there are simply holes or slots
>in a disk spinning between two stationiary electrodes?
I just today ran into the following, from a Tesla lecture before the
Institution of Electrical Engineers (London) in 1892, as quoted in "The
Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla" (Second edition) by
Thomas Commerford Martin, Barnes and Noble, 1995 at p.212:
"...I have also used mechanical interrupters in many ways. To avoid the
difficulties with frictional contacts, the preferred plan adopted was to
establish the arc and rotate through it at great speed a rim of mica provided
with many holes and fastened to a steel plate..."
(I have not looked into the power levels involved in this mechanism.)