[TCML] Fried It !
teslamiles at att.net
Mon Nov 8 12:21:48 MST 2010
I’m getting better at tuning and squeaking performance out of my SGTC. Last
night I was able to get multiple 30” streamers into free air and strikes to a
grounded rod at nearly 40”. I have been worrying about killing one of the
garage door openers, and household electronics and computers, but knock on wood
to date nothing has been affected. That is until last night. Sad and funny at
the same time, of all the things I worried over none of them were affected. It
was my irrigation system controller that got fried. I say funny, but it was not
until this morning that I discovered there was a problem when I saw a river of
water flowing down the street in front of my house. Further inspection in the
back yard revealed 3 of my 8 water zones were running at the same time. One of
them is for the waterfall and pond to keep it replenished during the hot
summers. Needless to say, the pond was flooded. I had to shut off the water
for the irrigation system at the street because the only thing I could get from
the control unit was a flashing “ERR”. Good thing it Fall here and I don't
really need to water for a while.
Do we just take our chances coiling? Or does anyone have experience protecting
electronics near / around a TC? Maybe ferrite Cores like
any wires that would act like an antenna?
Watching for the water bill.....
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