RE: TC Ground Currents (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 11:48:19 +-100
From: "Gregory R. Hunter" <ghunter-at-enterprise-dot-net>
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Subject: RE: TC Ground Currents (fwd)

RF current tends to flow over the surface of a conductor (skin effect) so thick wire is a waste of copper.  A copper or aluminum strap offers a larger surface area and lower resistance to RF.

My $ .02 worth,


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Subject: 	TC Ground Currents (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 22:26:46 -0500
From: Adam Parker <park_e_r-at-hiwaay-dot-net>
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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? Also, why is a
copper strap preffered over a heavy gauge copper ground wire?