Desktop Coil ground? (fwd)

From: 	Steve Roys[SMTP:sroys-at-umaryland.edu]
Sent: 	Tuesday, January 20, 1998 4:56 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Desktop Coil ground? (fwd)

> I am in the process of designing/building a desktop coil for a friend
> that is a physics teacher. Can you think of a better way to get kids
> interested in science that arcs? :)
> Anyway: It is pretty obvious that said coil must be small,and that is 
> not really a problem. 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.
> [Proposed coil would be: 1"x10" 28awg, with a 2-3" spherical topload`
> I will have to find ferrite toriods or sticks to build the protection
> circut. At this frequency, he will be able to use a small cap, and yet
> still get 5-6" arcs at least.
> -- 
> --
> Michael Baumann  Optivus Technology Inc.|Loma Linda University Medical Center
> San Bernardino, California. (909)799-8308 |Internet: baumann-at-llumc.edu


One obvious solution would be to use a bipolar coil so you could do away
with the heavy grounding.

Steve Roys