[TCML] Terry filter - are banana plugs okay?
resonance at wildblue.net
Tue Apr 8 15:26:45 MDT 2008
bannana plugs and receptacles work fine as long as you keep this widely (8
inch) separation and insulated from any ground objects as they are not rated
for the high voltage. They handle up to 2-3 Amps of current without
problems, so ok for the 60 mA current flow.
On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 6:30 AM, Jim Lux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Ryckmans, Thomas wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Are banana plugs okay to connect the NST to the terry filter, and the
> > primary to the NST? I have seen several designs e.g.
> > http://hot-streamer.com/TeslaCoils/MyCoils/BigCoil/protection.jpg
> > using banana plugs. Are these strong enough? Specs usually indicate
> > relativelty low voltage
> In most hobby style HV designs, you get voltage rating by spacing the
> component/connector away from other things, rather than using a HV
> connector. Think of using nominal 300V or 600V insulated wire to carry 15kV.
> Banana plugs work great. Just keep the plug and jack away from other
> conductors(I don't know that I'd use them at 50kV, because of the radius of
> curvature is a bit small)
> > I'd like to be able to disconnect all components quickly, and banana
> > plugs look good in that respect.
> > However, this terry filter looks really good -very elegant.
> > http://ian.macky.net/tesla/nstfilt1.jpg
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