Re: primary taps

Subject:  Re: primary taps
  Date:   Mon, 16 Jun 1997 00:01:17 -0400
  From:  "George W. Ensley" <erc-at-coastalnet-dot-com>
    To:   Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

>> My question is to those of you with operating coils.
>> What are you using for a primary tap?
>> Just looking for a few ideas to lower the loss in this area.
>> TTYL!
>> Mike Hammer
>> mhammer-at-misslink-dot-net

I have had good luck with using a 1" wide piece of brass strap 
bent into a U shape. A hole drilled in the two free ends through which
bolt is passed gives excellent and uniform compression. The bolt 
provides a good place to secure a heavy conductor. A wing nut makes
life easy for quickly changing tap locations. It also presents a
very low profile so as not to attract too many sparks.