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Re: No Terry filter
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- Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 11:51:20 -0600
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Original poster: "Samuel C. Johnson" <metaform@xxxxxxxx>
Does anyone know where I may find some information on a "Terry filter?"
They are often referred to, but never
explained. Are they something you must buy, or can they be constructed from
easily available materials.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 12:48 PM
Subject: RE: No Terry filter
> Original poster: "Jonathan Peakall" <jpeakall@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I'll probably get in trouble for this...
> If you set your safety gap VERY conservatively, and adjust the spark gap
> VERY conservatively, and make sure your caps are larger than resonance,
> can PROBABLY get away with it. I did for a long time before the Terry
> filter, but I did wind up blowing an NST eventually.
> The problem is you won't... Somehow, your commonsense will be overridden
> your desire for larger sparks. It couldn't hurt if I open the gaps just a
> *little*... Muhahaha!! Bigger sparks!! And then *piff*, no more NST.
> With a Terry filter, I have been very cruel to NSTs and they have always
> survived. I have blown a Terry filter (major stupidity that I won't
> but never an NST. I also once sat on a Terry filter. It didn't like
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 4:15 PM
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> > Subject: Re: No Terry filter
> > Original poster: "Dr. Resonance" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Only if you have extra cash on hand to buy a new NST when it blows.
> > And, it will blow without protection of a good filter. NSTs are not
> > for high freq. currents and these currents will flow directly
> > back into the
> > NST without any protection.
> > Dr. Resonance
> > >
> > > How long could the nst and caps last without the Terry filter.
> > > I know I should build it but I need to finish by the 16th of May.
> > > Is it really that imperative or could I do without it for a couple
> > runs?
> > >
> > > Steven Steele
> > >
> > >
> > >