Re: spark gap
Posted by Bert Hickman on 7/28/2011, 11:13 pm, in reply to "spark gap"
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: hunting for an enclosed neon spark discharge to use on a Don Smith device .
: With a varister plan to keep voltage at 2000 . looking at waveform of nt
: tran. the voltage fluxs about 200 v. My thinking is that setting this up
: would have a considerable impact of the final output frequency by shorting
: the signal and recovering before one cycle is completed. Is it correct to
: have the nominal voltage on discharge tube at the average and the spike
: voltage at 200 v or should it be smething else.Can not find gas discharge
: tubes at the 2000 v nominal. if someone can point me to a source i would
: be very grateful. thank you very much Nick
Unfortunately, I really know nothing about Don Smith's device, and I don't follow developments in the "free energy" arena. A neon-filled device will break down a comparatively high voltage, but will then continue to conduct until the applied voltage is considerably lower. A neon tube that breaks down at 2 kV may need to be custom manufactured for you by a local neon sign shop.
Good luck and best regards,