Date: Wed Feb 14 17:18:08 2007

Author: Bernard Cleyet

Subject: Re: Incandescent Bulb Destruction and Uses

I thought WCM had the answer, and then he muffed it. The E resulting
from the collapse of the mag. field is prop. to the rate. The magnet
suppresses, just as a cap. does in auto. points, the arc.

bc, prays he isn't having a Sr. moment.

p.s. try using a DC P/S and a cap in parallel w/ the switch to verify.
[First try w/ ac.]

Jerry DiMarco wrote:

> I have a few questions before I hazard a guess. Does the magnet
> force you to change the method used to open the switch? Is the bright
> flash from the arc or the bulb? What was the intended result of this
> modification? Thank you...
> Jerry
> At 09:41 AM 2/14/2007, you wrote:
>> From: WC Maddox
>> If you have a large horseshoe magnet and a setup like
>> put the
>> switch contacts between poles of the magnet. When you jerk open the
>> switch you will get a bright flash. If you use 15 or 25 W bulbs the
>> filament is sometimes burned out. If anyone knows what is happening,
>> Dr. Williams at Auburn would like to know. He came up with this
>> modification of time delay experiment. It is more than the discharge
>> of the energy stored in coil and V=-Ldi/dt. The bulbs don't burn out
>> if you don't use magnet.
>> End Message
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