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Re: Faraday cage

Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>

Ideally, nothing comes out from the Faraday cage, grounded or not (all that
nice application of Gauss' law)

One would normally connect the bottom of the secondary (i.e. the RF ground
point) to the inside(!) of the cage (especially if the cage approximates a
solid surface..).  Why not use that cage as a counterpoise!

One should also connect the cage to some sort of safety ground (to avoid
untimely demise of the operator), but, there are cases where the cage can
float.. (like the Deutsches Museum demo where the cage is floated up at 100
kVAC or so) when it takes the 50 Hz power arc.

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: Faraday cage

> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
>     This is just something that I have always wondered, if you did NOT
> a faraday cage what would happen.  I assume it would then just become a
> antenna and radiate the energy that is feed to it throughout the TC arcs,
> how efficient would it be at doing this?
> 73, Kc0Ion, "Ion-Boy"