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Re: I wonder.
Original poster: Ben Haylett <bhaylett-at-shaw.ca>
If the lights that are flickering are fluorescent, then don't worry about
it. The flickering is not being caused by the current draw pulling the
supply voltage down, but by the direct effect of the electric field produced
by the TC. Any fluorescent lights close enough to your TC will show this
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 9:13 PM
Subject: I wonder.
> Original poster: "garryfre" <garryfre-at-pacbell-dot-net>
> I got this nice tesla coil from Steve Ward and I had just got done
> a turbo muffin fan over the heatsink and I got to noticing that it pulls
> much power (output is 21 " streamers) that the lights flicker and get real
> dim. I wonder if the lights in the neighboring apartments are dimming too.
> If so, that would not be a good thing since the landlady is in the same
> If the neighbor lights are flickering like mine are, I better be careful
> when I run it so as to not be told to stop running it.