Re: How to rise the secondary? (fwd)
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 00:34:28 -0500
From: "Robert W. Stephens" <rwstephens-at-headwaters-dot-com>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: How to rise the secondary? (fwd)
On Tuesday July 14, I wrote:
> I hope you can be as suprised as I was when I made this physical test. Take an
> average TC that can produce a solid 8 foot discharge, even on holidays. Take a
> straight piece of copper wire, aluminum , steel or even a salty piss trail on an
> otherwise insulating rug that equals the let's say 8 foot output spark length.
To my horror I see that I may have unintentionally created a potential
safety issue in my above advice. I was merely trying to point out that any
form of conductor connected to the topload of a TC to simulate an
attached streamer is going to cause a considerable tuning change in
the system as compared to non-breakout conditions. Note that I DO
NOT SUGGEST THAT ANYONE URINATE ON OR NEAR THE
DISCHARGE TERMINAL OF THEIR TESLA COIL!!!!!
Gee I hope nobody tried this.
Robert W. Stephens
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