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Based on Steve Ward's min STTC design: https://www.stevehv.4hv.org/SSTC5/miniSSTCfnlsch.JPG
These are the waveform generated by the two secondary windings of my GDT with the probe on one end of the primary and the GND clip on the other end.
I have a 6.8uF greencap in series with the primary coil of the GDT.
The inductance of the primary coil and one of the secondary coils is 1.34mH. But for some reason the other secondary has a slightly lower inductance of 1.26mH. It might have something to do with the fact that I used thin hook up wire to wind the GDT and not magnet wire. It seemed more convenient to have the windings colour coded but it is also harder to get the windings tight.
But there are two problems that I can see.
1) There is a lot of ringing going on here. Is that likely to be a problem?
2) My vertical scale is 0.5V and my probe is on x10 so I put the peak voltage at 5V and that is too low. So what is the preferred way to increase the voltage?
a) Increase the value of the series capacitor?
b) Reduce the number of windings?
c) Increase the number of secondary windings?