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RE: [TCML] Single ear piglet
Are you sure the LV and HV coils were actually shorted together? Did the utility actually replace their pig? I lost a ton of things in two separate lightning events, yet the utility's 14.4 kV 25 kVA groundhog was unaffected. Surges can easily make their way "through" a pig or hog, without necessarily ruining them. In fact, some of my damage was simply induced into my CAT5 cabling "antenna". I lost every network card (7) and my rack mount hub. That lightning strike was CLOSE and scared the crap out of me. I was standing on my front porch enjoying the show.
As to how my wiring affects a LV to HV fault??? Worse case I see is one or both hot lines are shorted to my RF ground. So? When I liberated my wild pig, it was fed by a single phase and a ground, with one ear grounded. Or are you concerned with the HV coming back into my house via the LV windings? I have a lightning arrester on the HV side, a TVSS on the LV side, filters, fuses, and finally a breaker. But I don't see how having one side grounded or not makes any difference. In fact, if the HV and LV windings become shorted together, I suspect I'll no longer be producing any HV.
And what do you mean by, "I think it should be a saved PDF one horners!"?
I'm not trying to be argumentative; just trying to understand.
--- On Thu, 4/23/09, Jim Mora <wavetuner@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Jim Mora <wavetuner@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: RE: [TCML] Single ear piglet
> To: "'Tesla Coil Mailing List'" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 9:49 PM
> Hi Adam,
> That’s a really nice drawing and design. I was wondering
> what would happen
> if the HV shorted to a LV turn. This happened via a
> lightning strike on the
> pole outside my house and blew lots of stuff up inside like
> all the duplex
> bridges and tripped every breaker. My MO was toast and my
> TV fortunately
> blew a fuse. Everything else of real value is on a big ass
> APC. I think it
> should be a saved PDF one horners!
> Jim Mora
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