[TCML] Terry Filter Gound
dexterlabs at dcemail.com
Wed Mar 11 11:41:31 MST 2009
How much peak voltage a normal 15kv,60 mA NST tolerates?
If the spark gap in parallel is set to fire at 18-20 kV the NST is safe without filter?
--- Gary.Lau at hp.com wrote:
From: "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau at hp.com>
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla at pupman.com>
Subject: RE: [TCML] Terry Filter Gound
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 16:52:40 +0000
It probably comes down to how robust your transformer is, insulation-wise, rather than what power level it generates. Could also be that a 15kV NST needs protection more than a 4kV NST, as there is less margin in the insulation. But in more practical terms, I think folks tend to use a filter if they feel their transformer is not something they can afford to loose. If you've got a shelf full of NST's waiting to be used, you're probably not going to bother with a Terry filter. MOT's are both low on the voltage scale and relatively plentiful, so unlikely candidates for filter protection, despite being at least 1000W.
A more interesting question would be - at what power level should one use a dedicated RF ground. But I gave no good advice for that one! Probably depends on whether you have a house full of critical, expensive medical electronics.
Regards, Gary Lau
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> What power levels requires filter for a spark gap tesla transformer?
> Do all 500-1000 W powered coils require filter?
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