Re: strike rail??

           Re: strike rail??
           Thu, 10 Apr 1997 18:08:06 -0400
           "Edward J. Wingate" <ewing7-at-frontiernet-dot-net>
           Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

Tesla List wrote:
> Subject:
>         strike rail??
>   Date:
>         Tue, 8 Apr 97 05:12:31 UT
>   From:
>         "William Noble" <William_B_Noble-at-msn-dot-com>
>     To:
>         "Tesla List" <tesla-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com>
> please explain "strike rail", and when one is needed.  I presume it's a
> grounded ring above the primary to protect the "low voltage" side of the
> coil
> from strikes from the secondary - do I need to know anything else???


That's what a strike rail or what I call a guard ring is. Just one small
detail which you may or may not know. Don't connect the ends of the wire
or copper tubing together, but leave a small air gap so that the ring
doesn't form what we call a shorted turn. You wouldn't believe how much
power you can waste trying to heat a shorted turn to incandecence!

Good luck with your project!

Safe coiling,

Ed Wingate