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Re: Grounding Question.
Original poster: "Krohns" <2halice@xxxxxxx>
Be careful about connecting your house ground to your RF ground. You
could end up frying electrical equipment and appliances throughout
your home during coil operation. I recently built my first coil. I
found lots of great info on Gary Lau's web site
(http://www.laushaus.com/tesla/). Also, here is a link to my 4"
(http://www.halice.com/physics/4coil/4insch.gif). It shows my
control panel grounded to the house wiring BUT the power tranformers
and coil assembly are ground to the RF ground ONLY. This set up
helps isolate your coil.
Hal in Tucson
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Subject: Grounding Question.
Original poster: "Glen McGowan" <glen.mcgowan@xxxxxxxxx>
I'm building a TC from the attached schematic. From the looks of the
drawing I'm double grounded. The secondary is grounded to the mains
and earth. The NST's are all grounded via a shared grounding plate
which is mains grounded.
C1 and C2 are there to limit noise fed back into the house wiring
(some of it at least). I understand that grounding the secondary to
the grounding plate can produce lethal currents but is there any
advantage to doing this? This may be a rhetorical question. I
assume the secondary would "choose" the earth ground before it
reached the mains ground because earth would be the shortest
distance. But according to the drawing the NST's HV and LV's are
both using the mains ground as is the secondary (has a "choice" of
using mains or earth).
I apologize if the post was hard to follow. I've scratched the same
spot on my head for the past hour. It's starting to bleed.