Post by Gary Lecomte on Jun 17, 2017 10:16:44 GMT -8
Maybe as a ROUGH GUIDE LINE.
Changing Duty Cycle Results in LESS Current in the Arc, So Less ability to Ionize the air.
The Distance of the arc is Somewhat dependent on Voltage and Distance. But it is also dependant on the Surface's, where the arc is created. Also Dependant on Humidity of the Air, possibly also the Ambient Air Temperature. I Suspect also Air Pressure.(Are you at Sea Level or High Up on a Mountain, even less in a high Vacuum.)
For a Given Voltage, A Very Sharp "PIN Point" will give the Greatest Arc Distance. For the Same Voltage, A Blunt Point will be Less Arc Distance. For the Same Voltage, A Ball shape will be the LEAST Arc Distance. (And Bigger Balls, Less Distance.)
EDIT: With my Car Coil Driver and Two Sharp Points, I am getting a spark of 17mm. Increasing the Gap wider, It Arks across the Surface from the Top of the Coil to the Negative Terminal. Probably with Good HV Insulation I would get a 20 to 25mm Spark
j4e8a16n, Thank you for posting your video Salade Extreme. My Fencer 2 installation in my garden is similar and I found it interesting how you hung your wires on the posts close to the ground and kept them separated. I, too, packaged my Fencer 2 in a plastic container and I've found the circuit to be quite a reliable performer as seem from not having my garden vegetables eaten this year! If you haven't seen Gary's pictures of his garden elsewhere in this forum, he shows another effective way to stringing of his wires in his garden.
Post by Gary Lecomte on Aug 7, 2017 10:03:49 GMT -8
Yes this is an Electronic Forum, But Soon to be DELETED as is my website.
I have Simulated Many Circuit that work in Simulation but Not in Real Life. And many that work in Real Life but don't work the same in Simulation. Simulation work with "IDEAL PARTS" that don't really Exist.
My Opinion, Prototyping and Testing Real Circuits is the best way to learn. Unfortunately Not as Cheap.