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Re: the wierdest thing is happening!

Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>


Coils retaining a charge, and even coils being drained of static charges
and recharging again many times by themselves, was the subject of
discussion a few months ago.  We think it had to do with "electret" effects
in the dielectrics.  I would refer you to the archives but I think they are
broke :-(  Electrets are a fairly complex electrostatic subject that I know
little about but that was the result of the previous discussion...  Perhaps
a web search would tell more...

Sometimes those charges can be very powerful and painful!!



At 09:51 PM 2/10/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>When I turn off the power and short the capacitors for about 3 minuets the 
>top of the secondary gives a small shock, it can't be more then 20 volts- I 
>used to have electric tape there but I got rid of it and now it gives little 
>shocks. Anyone know what's happening? Oh, by the way, 2.5 inch coil giving me 
>14 inch sparks ran with one 6 kV 30 ma transformer, and my 6 inch coil ran 
>with two 12 kV 30 ma giving me 35 inch streamers, I am very happy. Started 
>work on my 10 inch coil secondary. Already completed primary for 10 inch 
>coil. Anyone in NYC selling a Pig?