**The Turn Of The Century
Electrotherapy Museum
http://www.electrotherapymuseum.com
(C) Jeff Behary 2007
Eight Segment Binary Spark Gap Series -
Adjustable from .001" - .254" in .001" increments
The wiring of the gap is fairly simple. Its just a series spark gap with
shorting rods across each gap!
From left to right: .001", .002", .004", .008", .016", .032", .064", .128"
For higher efficiency, the .128" gap could be split into two .064" gaps...
Each Spark Gap is adjustable individually for initial setup. Parallel with
each gap is a shorting
rod that removes the gap from the series. By leaving all rods open, a gap
of .254" is formed...
By closing one or more of the gaps, a gap of .001 - .253" can be obtained in
.001" increments.
Completed Gap
For more Spark Gaps, see our Virtual Tesla Coils:
http://www.electrotherapymuseum.com/Virtual.htm
July 5: Simple version of the gap segments
Simple gap design: Square 3/4" brass stock with tungsten rod
Same idea, simplified components.
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