Spark Gap Experiments


Posted on Feb 6, 2014

Excess electrical energy has been discovered in spark gaps using Carbon/Graphite - Thoriated Tungsten rods with a Coefficient of Performance (COP) greater than 100% across the gap. A Wimshurst Generator is used as a primary high-voltage dynamo. A Tesla-like step-down transformer T1 with a ferrite rod is used to efficiently reduce the high-voltage


Spark Gap Experiments
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down to safe practical levels, which can easily be distributed and measured. As shown in Fig. 1, successive electric discharges or Electrum Validum (EVs) discharges are generated, and their associated energy is collected in a 10uf low loss capacitor during a given period of time. Fig. 2 details the spark gap test platform. Above center-left shows the spark gap where excess electrical energy is observed. This energy is transferred through a Tesla-like step-down transformer T1 where the single layer primary winding of the transformer is shown in yellow and the single layer secondary winding is shown in red. Its imperative to use single layering because it minimizes electric arcing. A ferrite rod is used in this transformer to improve efficiency by increasing its` overall inductance. A knife switch is used to direct the flow of energy to either a capacitor or a LED display. Fig 5. shows the electrical schematic of the test platform. A high electrostatic voltage is generated by counter-rotating disks and the energy that`s collected is stored in Leyden Jars. This stored energy is discharged through a large spark gap with a gap width of approximately 3/4", as shown. The circuit is completed by connecting the Carbon/Graphite - Thoriated Tungsten spark gap rods and the Tesla-like transformer T1 to the base of the Leyden Jars. Fig. 6 details the spark gap test results. The Wimshurst Generator is operated for a time period of 15...




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