Desktop Coil ground? (fwd)

From: 	Rick Holland[SMTP:rickh-at-ghg-dot-net]
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Sent: 	Monday, January 19, 1998 12:36 PM
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Subject: 	Re: Desktop Coil ground? (fwd)

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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 08:27:36 -0800 (PST)
> From: baumann-at-proton.llumc.edu
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Desktop Coil ground?
 What is a problem is how to ground the beast.
> The instructor is not allowed to do little things like pound 8ft rods
> into the ground outside the class.
> Michael Baumann  Optivus Technology Inc.|Loma Linda University Medical Center
> San Bernardino, California. (909)799-8308 |Internet: baumann-at-llumc.edu

I would recommend a counter-poise. This would be a fair sized area of
metal (say steel sheet or chicken wire) on the floor a short distance
from the coil. This would act like a ground in that it would dissipate
the current rapidly over a large area. I have also read of a
"star-burst" type of arrangement with a central connection point from
which many wires or rods radiate in a full 360 degrees. This would also
be a flat arrangement that lies on the floor. Either should be adequate
for a small coil.

	Rick Holland

	The Answer is 42.