Re: No Rain=Test (short in secondary)
Subject: Re: No Rain=Test
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 18:47:13 -0500
From: Chuck Curran <ccurran-at-execpc-dot-com>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Tesla List wrote:
> Subject: Re: No Rain=Test
> Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 00:53:33 -0400 (EDT)
> From: richard hull <rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net>
> To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> If a single wire turn gets hot, IT IS SHORTED!!!! This happened to
> Nemesis (A regular two winding coil and not a maggey) as the maggeys would hit
> it during development. The turn on Nemesis would incandese!! One turn on
> a secondary can't heat- ever-, unless it is shorted.
> The maggeys never heat except the resonator of 11-E where 30 gausge wire
> processes 5-7KW and then the coil uniformly heats.
> Richard Hull, TCBOR
Richard & All:
Yup, it sure did short. I dug into it a bit two nights ago and it was a
pretty clear short between two turns. Tomorrow I will be removing the
damaged turns and trying to do a repair. I might remove 4-5 turns in
order to make sure I get it all and then do the best I can in laying in
the new wire. I am wondering now what condition the PVC will be in
under the damaged wire--the Dremel tool will get some use!