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Kevin McMurtrie wrote:


don't get no proton flow unless you're into nuclear chemistry. in semiconductors, conduction is by way of negative electrons & positive "holes". you /can/ have [positive] ions move in the semiconductor lattice, but they are not a part of the primary conduction mechanism & result in mass transport & therefore degradation of the semiconductor - they are not a proton thing.

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Here are oscilloscope traces of an ignition coil with and without a capacitor:
http://www.pixelmemory.us/Photos/Nerd/flyback /
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Kevin McMurtrie wrote:

awesome! that one without capacitor is /real/ ugly...
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It reminds me of my Mazda rotary with points. I could see the dwell begin to take up too much time as the RPM got higher.
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snipped-for-privacy@XReXXIgnit.usenet.us.com wrote in wrote:

I had a '74 RX-4 Coupe!

You guys...I swear...
If the subject gets any more high-flown, it's gonna head for outer space.
This is excellent info. Now I've got to make another page: More detail for the Electronics Whiz.
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