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RE: [TCML] quiet spark gap for my DIY coil?
In a reasonably well performing (or better) coil, the acoustic noise generated by the gap is minor compared to that generated by the top load sparks themselves.
If you require quiet operation, you're limited to a plasma globe.
Regards, Gary Lau
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> Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:24 PM
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> Subject: [TCML] quiet spark gap for my DIY coil?
> I recently finished construction and testing of a basic 75- 100 KV Tesla
> coil. All went fine except the spark gap, which is simply a couple of stove
> bolts, is exceptionally loud and I'd like to find a way to quiet it. I want
> to keep this simple if possible. Can anyone recommend a cheap, proven way
> to quiet this spark gap?
> Thanks in advance,
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