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Re: GFI on the NST--a bummer

Original poster: "Barton B. Anderson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <tesla123-at-pacbell-dot-net>

Curious as to whats the goal with GFI NST's. Is the idea to use the GFI to
pretect the
NST? If not, then why not simply remove the GFI and stick with a filtering


Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> It would seem to me that if you have a good RF ground and protection circuit
> ala Terry Fritz,  you probably won't trip the GFI.   I used to run my
coil on a
> circuit in the house with a GFI and only tripped it once,  when a misfiring
> occurred.   It doesn't seem like it could hurt to try anyway.
> Mike
> >
> > I just glommed on to two 12/60 France NSTs at our
> > friendly neon sign shoppe. I paid only 20 bucks each.
> > But the bad news is they both have a GFI button
> > sticking out of the case. Can I put a clamp over that
> > GFI button to hold it in, or is the only solution to
> > melt out the potting and disconnect the GFI?
> >
> > More bad news is the guy at the neon shop said ALL
> > new NSTs must now be provided with the integral GFI.
> >
> > Happy day,
> > Ralph Zekelman
> >
> >