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Re: Practical limits

Original poster: "Gregory Hunter by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <ghunter31014-at-yahoo-dot-com>

I ran my 15kv/30ma NST coil in the house all the time
when I lived in the UK, and it never hurt my computer
or any of my electronics for that matter.  If it
concerns you that much, just shut off all your
computers before you run the coil or protect them with
UPSs.  I'm presently running a 4.4KW pole pig system
on my house circuit without the benefit of a line
filter.  The coil is in my garage perhaps 50' from
where I'm sitting.  It bothers my wife sometimes when
she's on the cordless phone, but otherwise my
household electronics have not been harmed.  Even my
poor electronic garage door opener, practically within
striking range of the beast, still functions normally.

My $0.02 worth,


--- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> Original poster: "Matt S. by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <matt777777-at-hotmail-dot-com>
> Hi,
> I am nearing the point where I will fire up my coil
> for the first time (thanks
> to those who responded to my "where to stop the
> house ground" - Gary Lau, after
> reading your comments on your web site re: EMI
> filter hookup and looking the
> schematic of mine, it's a no-brainer - thanks).
> *** My question now is what are practical limits for
> distance between my coil
> and computers, etc.  I have cheap 486's for my kids
> ethernetted (?) throughout
> the house to my good computer... and  then the usual
> wiring, phone lines, Tv,
> etc.  Not a lot of indoor space, but I'd really like
> to be able to run it
> inside.
> My Coil: 12kv/60ma NST, ~20" o.d. primary, 4.25"
> secondary, 17" o.d toroid.
> I'm really hoping for comments from people based on
> actual experience as
> opposed to: "you'll fry your brother's first grade
> teacher's dentist's 2nd
> cousin's neighbor's pepper grinder in Latvia"  (no
> offense to Latvians).
> But comments about what was actually fried
> unintentionally by people, and how
> close/why would be great! (and especially how you
> would avoid it now).
> (Christopher Boden, I noticed a post from you where
> you ran a coil in an
> Internet Cafe? -- how far from the nearest computer?
> ... ).
> Naturally, I have to add that I'm hoping to avoid a
> Faraday cage.
> I purposely put this question off until it was
> almost done, so I could trick
> myself into not being subject to the "what was I
> thinking" phenomenon (but it
> didn't work).
> Thanks in advance,
> Matt.
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