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RE: Garage door opener vs. Tesla coil

Original poster: "Dr. Spark" <azdrspark@xxxxxxx>

Yep, blown two garage door openers, wiped my Alarm system memory and blew
a stereo in the garage. Wife will not allow me to run coils in the garage
now, so out in the backyard @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDqPdNdE6L8 .

Working for Intel designing new chips (22 years now); the gates are
getting smaller and smaller. Great for speed and power reduction, however
the gate oxide is so thin it does not take much to punch a hole. Keep
Tesla coils total away from electronics to be safe and the wife happy!


Dr Spark @ http://www.drspark.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:18 PM
To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Garage door opener vs. Tesla coil

Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t@xxxxxxxxx>

I did the same. Blew one of three or four boards. It
cost $85 to replace. As far as I know, there's not
much you can do. If you have a removable antenna
that'd be a good place to start, but your whole door
and frame are probably a giant antenna. I've turned on
my neighbor's flood lights at nearly 75 feet away, set
off battery powered alarm clocks around 25 feet away,
killed a computer PSU, and have seen wrenches on my
wooden bench arc to each other while my coil was
running ten feet away.


--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 > 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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