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Re: preventing toroid-to-primary strikes, was oil dielectric

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

In a message dated 5/17/02 5:27:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

> 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.
> Paul
> Paul


I wasn't following this thread, but......
some ways to stop the streamers from arcing down from the
toroid and hitting the primary are:   use a larger overall diameter
toroid, use a smaller diameter primary, use a taller secondary,
avoid using an inverted cone type primary, put a smaller toroid
under the main toroid to raise the main toroid higher.  (this
last suggestion is one of the easiest to implement, and also
one of the most effective.