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RE: Safety Gap, Grounding, and Secondary Questions
Original poster: "Lau, Gary by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Gary.Lau-at-compaq-dot-com>
Connecting the secondary base to the primary is a bad idea on two fronts:
1) It's extremely unsafe. Should you touch a streamer or any part of the
secondary, you'll be exposing yourself to the full deadliness of the far
more dangerous primary-side voltages and currents.
2) Instead of having a true ground to "push off of", the secondary base now
has only the primary to work against. The primary will ultimately induce
voltage spikes in your AC power lines - the only path it has to a real
Original poster: "Jake Draper by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
I don't know If it makes a difference, but my secondary is grounded to
inner turn of the primary. My NST case is not grounded to anything right
The "pin-prick" sparks look like the secondary is about to brake down and I
some glue on it and it stopped so It shouldn't be a problem.