Primary Strike Guard

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Quoting Scott Myers <102505.61-at-compuserve-dot-com>:

> In one of your recent messages you mention your primary strike
> guard or rail. What is this.  One turn of copper around the 
> outside of your primary that is grounded?  

Yes, but it is not a complete turn, rather it is an open turn
that is not allowed to loop back to itself.

> I remember someone else mentioning this a while back, probably
> Richard Quick.  Is this a must on high power coils?  


> Does it affect the coupling of the primary to the secondary; 
> i.e. - some coupling goes to this rail instead of the 
> secondary.

If the strike rail were a complete turn it would probably melt
from the induced current, but since it is open it does not bother

Richard Quick

... If all else fails... Throw another megavolt across it!
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