Re: Microwave Caps

On Mon, 22 Jan 1996 tesla-at-grendel.objinc-dot-com wrote:

> >From ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu Sat Jan 20 01:15 MST 1996
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> Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 20:27:36 -0800
> From: ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu (Edward V. Phillips)
> To: tesla-at-grendel.objinc-dot-com
> Subject: Re: Microwave Caps
> Re: VDG pulleys
>         If you will crown the pulley slightly (higher in
> the middle than the ends) you will probably solve the
> problem of the belt running off.  Don't understand the
> business of "used the ground from my house to self excited the unit".
> Please explain.
> Ed Phillips
Well, I was told by members of this group that a transformer is not 
needed to excite the unit, but a self-excited unit using a grounded comb 
at the bottom would be sufficient.  I used the ground from the house 
wiring.  I remember reading that the house ground is not a regular 
ground.  I now wonder if this is my primary problem.

[ This posting is starting to stray off topic (tesla coils).  For future
  postings on this subject, please communicate privately.

  Alternatively, we could discuss the expansion of the scope of this list.

  -- Chip ]