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Re: Weather/coil performance

Original poster: BunnyKiller <bunnikillr@xxxxxxx>

Dont know about frozen ground where I live ( New Orleans) but humidity and cool air does have a significnt impact upon my coils streamer length.

Runs in the summer ( 95+ degreees at 90+ humidity) average 10-12 foot long streamers but in the winter when things are more like 50 degrees at 40% humidity the streamers can reach 12 - 15 feet

also seems that any secondary coil in storage ( quantity of 3) will pick up voltages from the running coil more so than during the summer conditions...why this is I dont know but I have to be careful when handling "offline" secondary coils during winter.. I have been bit by the "offline" secondaries after running the bigpig coil in the winter months... I m going to suppose that the lower humidity doesnt offer a "leakage" to the ""offline" secondaries...

another option to consider is that the secondary of the actively used coil has a bad tendency to want to "bite" when handling it after a run during disassembly more so during the dry colder evenings as compared to the summer nights.

I had the bigpig coil secondary "bite" me on my thigh one time which left me on the ground and immobile for a few moments... now mind you, the coil had been off for several minutes and the secondary was totally disconnected from the system for 60 or so seconds... all I can say is that a secondary coil will behaive as a capacitor during cold dry weather.... :)~

Scot D

Tesla list wrote:

Original poster: <davep@xxxxxxxx>

 May or may not apply:

Beware the Frozen Ground.

If an outdoor 'ground' be used, once the dirt at the
ground level freezes the ground gets worse.
Documented in notes here, past.  Also well documented in
professional (power line, RF) ground studies.

Most significant on 'hi power coils', typically.
Sometimes goes away after 'some' operation, as the
current melts the ice.

If dirt 'ground' be deep enough: not an issue.

 Once the water is no longer liquid, the ions that
allow current flow are trapped, more or less immobile.
If natural warming, or warming from current from coil
melts water around 'ground electrode', thing simprove.