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Re: grounded primary?

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>

In a message dated 5/12/02 12:09:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

> I was looking at the TC at the children's museum that I work at and I noticed
> that the primary coil was grounded to the NST case. I have never seen (or
> herd
> of) this done before. Is this the reason that the coil is getting such poor
> performance?
> Thanks
> Adam
> Adam


It may be that half the NST is burned out, so they have to
run it that way to get some (weak) results.  Or it may be a
type of NST that is not center tap grounded, but single
ended instead.  A single ended NST can be run with one
side grounded.  Usually the single ended ones are lower
voltage types.