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RE: wiring the thing....
Hey Sundog: I asked that of Gary Lau who was kind enough to provide suggestions
for all the intermodule wiring.
In the case of Spark Gap to Primary (one side) and Tank Cap (the other) he
suggested #6 or 8 AWG welding-stranded.
The GTO-HV goes from the NST to the safety gap. The RF gnd of the secondary
should be #4 or solid strip.
I will slip vinyl tubing over the GTO just to make sure and provide extra wear
If I overlooked anything, let me know. PS Got all the welding cable at Home
Depot by the foot. Tough to cut. Oh, they have copper end connectors too.
Subject: wiring the thing....
Original Poster: "sundog" <sundog-at-timeship-dot-net>
Okey, got some questions about wiring on the TC's. From my neons to the
SG I have simple HV wire, because all it carries is the charging current.
The cap leads to one side of the gap (gap parallel to the NST, cap in series
to the primary), the other cap lead is used for the tap point, innermost
turn of the primary to the other side of the gap. My question... should I
use a copper or aluminum strap from the cap/gap to the primary, or just good
0 gauge wire? welding leads? stranded? solid? copper tubing? I know to keep
the leads as short as possible also. to keep inductance down, because the
wire itself adds inductance to the primary circuit, and we want as much of
the EM field in the primary as possible...not in the leads going to it.
Thanks for the time & help!