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[RE]Garage door opener vs. Tesla coil

Original poster: "M G" <gt4awd@xxxxxxxxx>

If the coil is zapping the metal on the garage door the charge

could probably lead back to the motor and electronics easily.

One way to possibly stop this problem is by adding a grounded

strike area where the coil would normally zap the garage. This

might work, but I really am not sure.


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Subject : Garage door opener vs. Tesla coil
Date : Tue, 16 Jan 2007 19:13:51 -0700
From : "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
To : tesla@xxxxxxxxxx

Original poster: otmaskin5@xxxxxxx

I looks like my coil murdered my garage door opener. While running
the coil in the garage, the garage door opened on it's own & then
died. I now have to open & close the door manually. I was careful to
position the coil far enough away so that no arcs could strike the
opener or anything connected to it, and it still seems to have
succumed to the coils effects somehow.

My question is, other than unplugging the opener, are there any
preventative measures I can take to protect the garage door
motor/receiver? Or is there just no safe way to run the coil indoors?
I imagine the repairs won't be cheap so I'd like to avoid a
repeat. Thx for any advice. Dennis Hopkinton MA

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