Re: Damages to Electronic Equipment
At 04:38 PM 02/15/2000 +0100, you wrote:
>I'am a little troubled with your statement:
>"Find a very good ground for the Tesla coil. This will insure that the
>RF has a place to go."
>Sorry to maybe offend you, but I think that is not a very scientific
>approach to explain electromagnetic phenomena. In fact grounding
>the Tesla secondary will insure better radiation of RF energy. That
>is the reason that transmitters and receivers are grounded.
Moderators cannot be offended ;-))
If the base of the secondary, strike rails, filters, etc. are not very well
and effectively grounded against RF, the radiation can be dramatic. The AC
wiring may tend to become a ground path if there is not a good REAL RF ground.
>In my opininion there is only one way to coil at home and that is
>with a Farady cage and ofcourse RF filters. I'am sure planning to
>mount chicken wire on all my garage walls and ceiling and ground
>it. I will give a report on measured radiation when I'am done. (Give
>me a couple of months, I'am still collecting 'Tesla stuff'.
Chicken wire is good for arcs since it does prevent them from going
further. I wonder what the skin depth of that wire is like and if the very
high frequency 10MHz, 100MHz, and GHz+ noise frequencies will be conducted
or just radiated off it. Maybe they will be absorbed??? I am not sure.
Perhaps your setup can answer this for us. Looking forward to seeing what
>Btw, arcing of the secondary coil is a big load and will therefore
>reduce RF radiation.
The arc to ground currents are very high so you get powerful EMI pulses...
Welcome to the list!!
>Ruud de Graaf
>Greetings from lovely and wet Holland
>Date forwarded: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 21:16:12 -0700
>Date sent: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 21:16:02 -0700
>Subject: Re: Damages to Electronic Equipment
>Forwarded by: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>> Original Poster: Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
>> Very glad you computer is still around!