Re: coil power switch (fwd)

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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 13:22:24 -0600
From: "Barton B. Anderson" <mopar-at-mn.uswest-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: coil power switch (fwd)

> In a message dated 98-01-09 02:04:37 EST, you write:
> <<
>  I am building a small (4") coil powered by a 9KV 30ma NST, all of
>  the primary circuit components will be enclosed in a box made of
>  plexiglass and wood.  My question is should I put the switch on the
>  enclosure or should it be remotely located in a separate box.  I
>  have not really noticed how this is set up except on the really
>  big coils.
>  Any suggestions?
>  Thanks,
>  Chris

Chris, I'm still in process of building my coil, but I'm mounting all the goodies
(variac, input fuses, power switch, e-stop, Vrms meter, current meter, etc...) in
a steel cabinet away from "zap = oops" possiblities. I personally would rather
have a strike controlled than hope for no strike. A steel case is a bit
overboard, but I picked it up a few weeks ago as scrap and decided to use it
since it is a very nice case and should do the strike controlling I'm looking
for. I'm planning on mouting rollers on it to move it far enough away from danger
during operation.
Just a thought on what I'm doing.