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Re: HElllP!, did I fry my NST?
Original poster: "Christopher Boden by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <chrisboden-at-hotmail-dot-com>
Unconnect EVERYTHING from the High-Voltage side of your NST.
See if you can draw an arc from each HV terminal to the case, and from one
HV terminal to the other.
If you can do all this, then it's good. If one side is dead (very common)
then you cooked your NST.
They do make wonderful doorstops though :) and DONT THROW IT AWAY (never
throw ANYTHING away), in a couple years when you get really good at coiling
you will get this strange urge to broil your dead NST in hopes of bringing
it back to life. It can be done, but it's a filthy, stinky process that can
end a marrige.
Christopher "Duck" Boden Geek#1
President / C.E.O. / Alpha Geek
The Geek Group
Because the Geek shall inherit the Earth!
"He had that rare weird electricity about him--that
extremely wild and heavy presence that you only see in
a person who has abandoned all hope of ever behaving
normally." --Hunter S. Thompson
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>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
>Again its my first tesla coil, I tried a 6 pack of miller bottles while
>on my caps and the caps werent tuned just right so I removed one bottle
>ran good for a few mins then all of a sudden my NST stopped working it was
>firing through the safety and I checked it and its only running at about
>power now. Is it completely gone or can it be fixed or?
>Danny L. Ray II