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Re: Random TC Questions

Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Are you suggesting to purchase an EMI filter or make something up? Where exactly is this filter located? Between the wall outlet and the variac or between the variac and NST or where? I definitely want to avoid causing myself or anyone else problems of any kind.
Paul Brodie

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From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: Random TC Questions

> Original poster: Edward Wingate <ewing7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Tesla list wrote:
> David,
> If you want to keep the neighbors, the phone company(long personal story)
> and your electronic equipment happy, an EMI filter is absolutely needed.
> They're so cheap, there's no reason not to use one. A poorly tuned coil
> without an EMI filter can burn your house down by causing arcing in the
> wiring in your walls. Try to explain that one to your insurance rep.
> Ed Wingate RATCB
>>Original poster: "Harold Weiss" <hweiss@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>Hi Ben,
>>It isn't absolutely needed, but if you have one kicking around, use
>>it.  It will help keep RF trash to a minimum.
>>Keep the gap in your strike rail, and absolutely ground it.
>>David E Weiss
>>>Original poster: "Medina, Benjamin (UMR-Student)" <bamxbb@xxxxxxx>
>>>Hello Folks. I have two random questions:
>>>1. Is an EMI Filter between the NST primary and the power connection
>>>recommended or required? This is a school project.
>>>2. I've seen images of the strike rail having a gap (not connected or
>>>soldered). I read somewhere that there should be a gap so that the
>>>strike rail does not form an inductance which may interfere with the
>>>operation of the primary/secondary magnetic coupling. What happens if I
>>>connect the strike rail and then run that to the ground?
>>>Thanks again!!
>>>Ben Medina
>>>Rolla, MO.