Re: DC behavior with AC TC

Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: "John H. Couture" <COUTUREJH-at-worldnet.att-dot-net>
>   Richard -
>   Do you still believe that the operating TC terminal is positive and not
> negative?
>   As I recall this was never finalized in past discussions.
>   Did you ever try the test I recommended that shows the terminal is mostly
> negarive due to the unsymmetrical waveform as mentioned by Tesla?
>   The Van de Graaff terminal is always negative. You can check the current
> coming off of the terminal with a microameter. Do you connect the negative
> or positive stud of the meter to the VDG terminal?
>   John Couture


I have stated that the COLLECTED CHARGE POTENTIAL on an isolated capacity
terminal with reference to ground near a sparking coil is always negative as
measured with a Kiethley 610C electrometer.   Whether there is a net DC
charge on
the Tesla coil terminal or not is unknown.  Others on the list may make
inferences from the above.  I refuse to do so.  All I know is that
regardless of
collecting device be it point of sphere, a negative potential is always

Richard Hull, TCBOR