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Re: resonant freq.
Original poster: "Malcolm Watts by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz>
On 7 Jul 2002, at 12:49, Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "D.C. Cox by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Inject a signal into the bottom of the secondary coil and then, using a
> scope probe, hold a small 4-5" long piece of wire near the top of the coil's
> toroid --- 1-2 in. away but NOT TOUCHING the sec. coil This antenna will
> pick up the signal and give you the resonant freq on the scope. You could
> also just use a 5 meg resistor between the scope probe and the toroid.
> The lowest freq you can find will be the resonance point.
I'd say that a couple of inches away from the terminal is far too
close to give an *accurate* figure (unless the coil is going to be
that close to something else while running) and 5MOhms is too much
loading. I suppose it depends how accurate you want to be. I normally
won't have a probe closer than 3 feet (or more if I can get a