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Re: [TCML] ball toroid and arcing from secondary
You could try cutting out the bottom of the sphere, allowing the sphere to rest lower on the secondary and thus electrostaticly shielding the top of the secondary. Or use a breakout point to force the sparks to it rather than the top of the secondary.
In my opinion though, a well made dryer tubing toroid with all the trimmings, (Spackle, aluminium tape, etc.) really does not look bad at all. This is what I have been doing for a while with fantastic results. Just my opinion
John "Jay" Howson IV
"Why thank you, I will be happy to take those electrons off your hands."
----- Original Message -----
From: "james hutton" <jameshutton@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 3, 2013 4:14:02 PM
Subject: [TCML] ball toroid and arcing from secondary
Hey guys, I'm sure this has been discussed a million times, so if someone has a link to a good answer that would be great.
I switched from a torus shaped topload to a spherical topload. However now the discharges are coming from the top of the secondary windings rather than from the topload. I know this means that the topload is probably too high, but i cant really lower it any more than it already is because there is about 3 inches between the top of the pvc and the top secondary winding. I guess I could cut that down if I had to. I would prefer not to and even If I did have the ball almost sitting on the top winding, I feel like it would still be to high unless I cut a hole in the ball the same diameter of the pvc.
I also know some people make small toroids underneath a higher one, but I would also prefer not to do this. I don't have the money to buy an actual toroid and I want this to look really good (i.e. not a homemade toroid made with aluminum ducting and aluminum tape. This is why I'm switching to the 2 bowls to make a ball in the first place.)
I was wondering if maybe wrapping the top couple windings in electrical tape would work, but I doubt it.
Any suggestions would be appreciate! thanks _______________________________________________
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