[TCML] Grounding a Tesla Coil (Yes, Again)
pterren at iinet.net.au
Tue May 4 08:43:57 MDT 2010
I would expect the counterpoise to have corona to Earth. That is unless it
forms part of a Faraday cage to prevent capacitative coupling from toroid to
actual earth but that would defeat the purpose anyway.
With my big TC I use a 2 foot square metal counterpoise in addition to my RF
ground earth which is about 15 feet away off the bitumen drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "jimlux" <jimlux at earthlink.net>
> Brandon Hendershot wrote:
>> I'm hearing a lot about counterpoise whenever this comes up. I don't have
>> a lot of room to work with here, I'm only 15 working out of my bedroom
>> window sill. IIRC, there was a webpage on someone experimenting with
>> counterpoise on their concrete garage floor, and he reported corona or
>> plasma or something of the sort radiating from the plate to the floor.
> I'd be interested to find out more details. That would be pretty unusual,
> unless, perhaps the mesh wasn't hooked up to anything.
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