Lakhovsky V-Type Spark Gap Replica

The improved Lakhovsky V-Type Spark Gap Replica

This is the enhanced version of the V-type quenched spark gap used in the original Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator models BV1 and BV2. This spark gap is the critical component of Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator replicas that we make to order.

Technical Specifications

Four simultaneously adjustable spark gaps that use 30 mm tungsten (wolfram) electrodes 3.2 mm in diameter. The spark gap performance is improved with a high-quality industrial fan with airflow of 59 m3/h that proved to be crucial during extended periods of operation to keep the temperature between 50-55 °C and to vent out the excess ozone from the Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator enclosure.

250 x 240 x 167 mm (L x W x H)

Dimensions including fan, grounding terminals, booster capacitor and adjustment shaft
250 x 270-300 x 220 mm (L x W x H)

Electrode diameter and length
⌀ 3.2 mm x 30 mm

4.25 kg


The original design was enhanced in several ways:

  • The improved threaded mechanism ensures smoother movement and low wear of the material.
  • Electrode holders are designed for easy replacement of electrodes without the necessity for disassembling.
  • The diameter of the tungsten electrodes is modified to 3.4 mm so that standard readily available welding electrodes can be used.

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