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Re: oil dielectric
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Xyme3-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 5/15/2002 7:01:46 AM, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:
<< There's an "accessory" commonly used to prevent that,
called a "strike rail", which is a grounded not-quite-circle
of wire (to avoid being a shorted turn) mounted slightly
above the primary (in a plain-vanilla solenoid configured
coil). It basically forms part of the second plate of a
capacitor (along with any purpose-designed ground plane and
the rest of the Universe), the first plate of which is the
You can think of it as a lightning rod without going too
Your other design ideas sound viable if only because
they've been done and work.
Actually the moderators cut some of my more
outlandish ideas, so i seem more knowledgable
than i actually am.
OTOH with some structural fiddling you can omit the rail
as some coilers here will verify.
Mark L. Fergerson
I have seen a strike rail in several pictures of TC's.
Thanks for the advice on this. I noticed tuneing was mentioned
as a way to prevent strikes. It would seem however that
dielectric losses would be much less with oil.