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Old 5th May 2019, 10:11 am   #22
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When a partical passing through my chamber ionises the Argon, ( I hope ),
the spark created will continue so I need to cut the HV after some
short time. As I am finding, switching 20kV plus HV is rather costly so I will make a short period timer to cut the mains supply to the NST, if I can
detect when a spark has been triggered by a partical and not spurious.

This is all a new ball game for me and the next part of the game is ordering
a small cylinder of Argon and a regulator.
to suit. I think these will fit the bill from Machine Mart who is near to me...……..

Maybe I ought to train up as a gas engineer.
"One small step for man".....because he has arthritis.

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