Re: TC Ground Currents (fwd)
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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 08:25:33 -0700
From: Jim Lux <James.P.Lux-at-jpl.nasa.gov>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: TC Ground Currents (fwd)
Tesla List wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 22:26:46 -0500
> From: Adam Parker <park_e_r-at-hiwaay-dot-net>
> To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: TC Ground Currents
> This is probably a stupid question but can the ground currents on TC
> secondary exceed the maximum current output of the neons?
(not stupid question). Yes the peak RF secondary ground current can
exceed the max current output of a NST, which is why you want an
independent RF ground.
> Also, why is a
> copper strap preffered over a heavy gauge copper ground wire?
Flat conductors have lower inductance than round conductors, which makes
for a better (lower impedance) ground.