Originally Posted by Aaron
Are those plug resistors carbon?
I think the resistance is there mainly so that when the diode is switched, the HV just seeks a speck of conductivity to ground...just the bare minimum to allow the HV to jump...while restricting current.
Knowing the resistance between the LV tip and the LV rod on the other side of the resistor would be nice. It might be in Peter's book or the Patents but I don't recall off hand.
due to this thread and the "water spark" thread, and energetics, and overunity, and OUPower, and..., I now see or look at 'electrics' in a complete different way than before. Thanks for all posters here, still involved or in absence!
Don't know the real stuff of a plug resistor, but it has to keep resistance and shape up for high temperatures. And the one (my one) in the picture was hard, temper and brittle.
So, yes as you ask, Aaron, I only see EVGray's carbon in the LV rod as a resistance. And I didn't knew it untill now! My eyes have read "Carbon", my mind did say "Resistor".
But even now my mind understands "carbon", I know it must be resistance. But I can be wrong.