> At 12:52 28/03/99 PST, you wrote
> Good day Harvey and all others interested.
> I read with interest your posting and would like to make a comment.
> I am playing with the same idea, From all the patents read so far, the
> gap seems to be the answer to many things and today we are stuck on solid
> state devices because it is supposed to be the bees knees.
>> Yes the rotary arc gap system adapted for commutation of special AC
signals of course means a single high voltage pulse can be selectively
applied in a smaller time instant, where diodes in regular application
continually rectify except for an extremely short period when polarity
reversal occurs( in high frequency diodes at least) Like I conveyed before I
tried to capture a 166,000 hz signal with 250 ns fast recovery diodes and
even though only 1/12 of the ac signal was under this portion of the curve
where reverse conduction appears as a short to the supply I was dealing
with;simply because this reverse conduction period even begins to act like a
short for this assumed small time period: it in turn wiped out the high
voltage effect I was trying to exploit in the first place.
The thing I can immediately respect about this method is that if you
try to make a high amperage resonant system ,that practicality means that
the voltage rise may not be that great as a high voltage-high induction
system. There is no way that a simple schematic can be combined in these two
systems to deliver both effects. If one has a 56 henry coil and a .2 H coil
system each can do both of the needed possibilities alone. But if we combine
both of these in parallel the resultant inductance or derived impedance
does not even come close to a high figure according to
our desires. But the rotary arcing system allows them to combine in a such a
way that schematically they only come in parallel for a brief time period to
try to simultaneously exploit both these effects at the same time HDN
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