Re: Tesla Ground (fwd)
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Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 00:37:44 -0800
From: Joshua Resnick <seraphim-at-WPI.EDU>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Tesla Ground (fwd)
Tesla List wrote:
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> Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 21:16:19 -0800
> From: Bert Hickman <bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com>
> To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: Re: Tesla Ground (fwd)
> Tesla List wrote:
> The aluminum RF ground should be OK for a while with your low power
> coil. With time, however, the aluminum will corrode away to nothing in
> the ground, so plan on replacing it with a copper-plated steel ground
> rod. These are really not very expensive and will last for a LONG
> Do NOT connect the secondary to the primary when using a neon
> transformer as a power source! In general, connecting the primary and
> secondary is not a recommended practice, even when powering off
> isolated-secondary transformers (i.e., pole pigs or potential
> transformers), since if not done properly, it can result in high
> 60 Hz power appearing at the top of the secondary! Also, this approach
> will NOT work with neons due to the way that neons are internally
> connected - the HV center tap is tied to the case.
> Keep your primary tank circuit and the base of the secondary isolated.
> You may want to connect the case of the transformer to the same RF
> ground that you use for the base of the secondary... but make sure you
> have a good RF ground connection first!
> Safe Coilin to you, Matt!
> -- Bert --
Just a question.
I am aware that some people connect the secondary to the primary . My
question is where and why????
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