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Old 11-27-2008, 02:59 PM
Beshires1 Beshires1 is offline
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However I have a question:
Why don't we put the diode INSIDE the grids to collect the slaming of the HV ?
Must the diode(s) be placed parallel to the grid ?
Is it a modification that could improve the Plasma Spark Plug system ?
I think it can be explained this way. The low voltage potential is present on both sides of the diode. The high voltage sees the low voltage potential as a path to ground and jumps the gap to the low V electrode. The diode slams shut, the Spark then jumps to the grid seeking the next available ground source (through the motor coils). This action is suppose to provide the low voltage potential a path to follow to the grids. The low voltage spark is harder to start and generally requires help such as the spark created when contact points break a circuit. The high voltage doesn't energize the motor coil, its the attached low voltage potiental that does the work.The diode can be two feet from the tube, setting there like a glass full to the rim of cold water, If you try to pour in some hot water, warm water will overflow the sides of the glass. This happens at the top, open end of the glass of cold water not the bottom. Do you see my point?
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