Re: Toploads that bite
on 2/6/2000 2:16 PM, Tesla List at tesla-at-pupman-dot-com wrote:
> Original Poster: Ross Ogden <rossoggy-at-yahoo-dot-com>
> I was unfortuanate to get a static electricity shock
> form the topload of my coil yesterday which felt like
> the time when i discharded a crt to my hand. I got it
> when i was removing it after a short run with the
> mains off. Ive heard this happens to other people too.
> It seems strange that about 15 Kv could build up on a
> topload which has a electrical resistance of 32 ohms
> to ground mesured(which proves there is no gap between
> secondy terminal and topload).
> Could my shock of been because the charge built up on
> me insted of the coil load. I was wearing rubber soled
The secondary coil has capacitance, and often holds a charge after a run.
Many of us have been rudely surprised by this, and I've heard a few people
have dropped their secondaries. :-)