Re: TC primary wiring
>A pole pig can easily blow up a coiler, however. These items are very
>dangerous and it worries me mightily that many rank novices are trying to
>acquire these things.
>Richard Hull, TCBOR
>I have just aquired a pole pig, and the thing scares me. So does my small
>coil powered by two neon transformers. I believe that a belt from a fully
>charged cap could be fatal.
I think it's important to develop a _very_ healthy respect for the dangers
involved in coiling. Pigs and neons aside, just messing around with 110/220
can be pretty lethal if a person doesn't know what he's doing. My guess is
that driving a car is probably more dangerous though. Consider what a slight
mistake can do to you at 65mph, not to mention the drunk drivers etc. on the
highways. Hmmm...not sure I really want to drive anymore! :) Seriously
though, it is when we are truly conscious of the dangers of an activity that we
are most alert and least likely to make costly mistakes. A little fear is
good, complacency leads to accidents.
>But I can say it was'nt easy to get the
>pig I have now and the cost was pretty high.
They are actually cheap and easy to get from companies like T&R and Solomon.
One of mine was under $200. Hence the temptation and potential danger of
rushing into buying one.