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Offline TravelingPencilTopic starter

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power switching
« on: May 10, 2007, 05:54:09 PM »

I was wondering what they ment when they said that you could use the existing flash tube as a "trigatron" to switch the high voltage and current in step 3. what do they mean by switching?

PS i did google and wikipedia the trigatron

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Re: power switching
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 04:04:21 PM »
notice the quotes around "trigatron"- meaning it probably is just a made up word. Anyway basically I think he means your utilizing the Xenon flash as sort of a trigger, when you start dealing with high voltages-things tend do get a little unstable, and in this case spark. If you used a normal switch, every time you flipped it, it would make a spark just before the connection closes. This little spark would cause great wear and tare on the switch. Using the flash- its the gas Xenon that completes the gap and the spark wont hurt anything.
However seeing as how the tutorial is not very good anyway- this is just my guess as to what "trigatron" means. Hope that helped.
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