[TCML] Primary to Strikerail arc.
resonance at wildblue.net
Mon May 5 19:50:28 MDT 2008
I neglected to mention: Be sure to connect these to your RF ground, not the
house (mains) ground.
On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 3:07 PM, DC Cox <resonance at wildblue.net> wrote:
> A tapped primary coil acts like an auto-transformer (variac effect). 3-4
> turns outside the tap may resonate to more than double the supply
> from your nst. If your tuning is all finished, remove turns beyond your
> tap and this arcing will cease. These effects are common especially in
> coils that have 3-6 turns beyond the pri tap.
> Another tip is to make three 120 degrees strike points, usually just some
> stiff coat hanger wire mounted to small wood blocks, that can be moved
> around the coil. Make the sharp point on the end of the coat hanger
> 2 inches above the primary height, and usually set them 2-3 inches
> horizontal distance from the primary.
> I connect mine together with small bananna plugs and receptacles. If you
> use some type of telescopic mechanism, they can be used with most any type
> of coil.
> Dr. Resonance
> On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Vince D'Amore <teslatech at verizon.net>
> > 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.
> > 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?
> > Vinnie
> > Vinnie
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