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Re: Terry's DRSSTC - First light ;-))

Original poster: "Gerald  Reynolds" <gerryreynolds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Terry,

How about some razor wire. The lightning will take one look at that and tuck its tail and run. :o))

Gerry R.

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I was thinking "barbed wire" might make a better strike rail "coating"...

The three are joined together with standard "bananna" plugs and receptacles
for fast setup.

Might be nice to have the H-bridge on banana jacks for easy replacement.... But best not to blow the dumb thing up in the first place per my other post on protection...

We place them 3-4" away from the edge of the upper base support --- just
outside of the primary.  We made the vertical brass piece adjustable with a
small hose clamp.  This allows vertical adjustment for different coils such
that the small terminal ball is approx 3-4 inches above the primary coil and
3-4" outside of it.  In essence, a portable strike rail!

Would it not be better to have "points" like a lighting rod.... The balls are safer however if you fall onto one...

It's very easy to set up and makes the mounting of a fixed ring on the pri a
thing of the past.  Allows placement around different coils as you build
different designs.

The "box" has a heavy epoxy/plastic coating. The six panels are not well grounded since the screws do not penetrate the coating. I need to mod a mill bit or something to chew through it at the screw holes... If the streamer did hit the box, the electronics may have gotten a "glitch". I "thought" it was out of range... But the electronics were not damaged "permanently" or anything...

It was at Bill Lemieux's house in Denver, so I did not bring along the extra bulk of the video camera to "catch" the event...



The main ground is attached to the main ref ground --- same one as the
bottom of the sec coil.

Dr. Resonance

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