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[Fwd: Spark gap not firing]
Original poster: "Barton B. Anderson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <tesla123-at-pacbell-dot-net>
"Barton B. Anderson" wrote:
> Ralph, All,
> Tesla list wrote:
>> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
>> In a message dated 2/4/01 1:45:26 PM Central Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>> << Original poster: "Barton B. Anderson by way of Terry Fritz
>> <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <tesla123-at-pacbell-dot-net>
>> Hi Bart, Michael, All,
>> Gentlemen, Gentlemen, please:
>> We have here a prime example of the frailties of ASCII...it sucks!
>> A simple diagram is all that is needed.
>> I refer my myself and all interested to page 5-4 of John Couture's,
>> Tesla Coil Construction Guide, and page 14 of Brent Turner's, Tesla Coil
>> which has the same schematic.
> This was an older method of connecting. Yes, it will work. But, it is not the
> best connection method. The archives are full of discussions on this topic.
>> The capacitor is in parallel with the NST. One side of the capacitor goes to
>> the SG and to one side of the NST. The other side of the SG is connected to
>> one side of the primary. The other side of the primary returns to the common
>> side of the capacitor and the NST.
>> Again: One side of the NST is connected to the capacitor and one side of the
>> primary. The other side of the NST goes to the other side of the capacitor,
>> and one
>> end of the SG. The other end of the SG goes to the other side of the
> You have described a cap parallel to the NST (twice). But this circuit allows
> full RF back at the transformer as previously stated. Both connection methods
> are well known. See link to Terry's paper at bottom of this post.
>> Bart, perhaps you are referring to the safety gap which is shown in John
>> diagram. Perhaps Michael was referring to a safety gap, in which case I am
>> the one who is confused...a not-at-all infrequent happening. I have never
>> a RSG. Is it connected any differently than a static SG?
> Nope, I'm refering to the gap being placed across the NST. Here's a link to
> another one of Terry's excellent papers on subject. Also, there is no
> difference in connection between static or rsg.
> Take care,
>> Happy day,
>> Ralph Zekelman