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Re: First Light
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 5/10/02 10:33:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
congratulations on first light. The toroid is a little large, so you
may need a breakout point. a piece of aluminum foil taped to
the toroid may do the job, or a metal rod placed over the top of the toroid.
The primary is probably too close to the secondary. Try raising
the secondary a couple inches or more, this should stop the
sparks on the secondary winding, and may stop to sparks to
the primary. You may have to put a piece of plastic between
the primary and secondary. Precise tuning (tapping) along the
primary can help these problems also. The breakout point may
> 1) Is there any way to get more consistent arcs instead of shorter streamers
> flying around everywhere?
> 2) I figured that by grounding my secondary, I could eliminate the arcing
> problem to the primary... I still get some arcing that I'd like to fix. Any
> 3) I'm getting a lot of inter-secondary arcing... how can I correct this?