Re: TC Ground Currents (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 00:48:18 -0700
From: lod-at-pacbell-dot-net
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: TC Ground Currents (fwd)

Adam Parker wrote:

> This is probably a stupid question but can the ground currents on TC
> secondary exceed the maximum current output of the neons? 

Yes indeed, by 1 or 2 orders of magnitude.

> Also, why is a
> copper strap preffered over a heavy gauge copper ground wire?

Only the surface area carries the current.