Re: coil power switch (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 07:31:37 -0800 (PST)
From: Christopher Stone <stone-at-etak-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re: coil power switch (fwd)

> 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.
> Bart
Are you going to ground the steel case to the house ground (through the 
power cable to the wall outlet)?  Your project is much bigger than mine 
but I really don't like the idea of having the controls on the coil 
itself, I think the remote power box is a good idea.