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Re: [TCML] Insulating a MOT

----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Terren" <pterren@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 9:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TCML] Insulating a MOT

Sounds like your problem is that you are using it to supply a Marx or voltage multiplier without a good knowledge of the earth paths.
We need more detail, otherwise even oil won't help.


You're right, there is a Cockroft Walton voltage multiplier in the equation. I am using a dimmer switch and motor run cap to drive the MOT. The output of the MOT is going through a CW VM, and the high voltage DC from that is being used to power an ion thruster. While the setup runs, I get a slow but steady pop-pop-pop as the primary arcs to the core. On the output side of the MOT the secondary has a single spade connector, and the ground/return is simply a wire connected to the frame of the MOT. Basically this is the same setup often used to drive an ignition coil. I got the idea of using it with a MOT from one of Jeff Behary's videos, but I did the wiring the only way it seemed to make sense.


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