[TCML] Primary to Strikerail arc.
Gary.Lau at hp.com
Mon May 5 14:20:51 MDT 2008
Arcing anywhere it's not supposed to be is a problem. Do you have several unused primary turns between the tap point and the outside end of the primary coil? This will act like an autotransformer, boosting the voltage on the outside end to something problematically high. You'll need to trim off any excessive unused turns, leaving just a couple for future adjustments.
Regards, Gary Lau
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> From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On
> Behalf Of Vince D'Amore
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 3:08 PM
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> Subject: [TCML] Primary to Strikerail arc.
> Hi Guys
> Yesterday evening I fired up my coil and after about 20 seconds of running I notice
> a single arc from my primary to strike rail. I did not notice my safety gap fire. My
> safety is set to approximately 1/4 inch. The distance from my strike rail to primary
> is about 2 inches. The coil continued to perform very well but should I be concerned
> about this arc?
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