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i have made a 3v tesla coil,, please tell me how to ground the end of the secondary coil? Answered

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Kiteman (author)2013-12-21

According to an experienced Tesla builder I was speaking to about three weeks ago, you hammer a metal pole into the actual ground and connect a cable to that - using a domestic power-supply ground can cause unexpected, potentially dangerous or destructive, side effects.

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steveastrouk (author)Kiteman2013-12-23

+1, unless you have virtually zero inductance house wiring....

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MrRedBeard (author)2013-12-21

It goes to chassis ground. Here's an example https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Tesla-Coil/ so the metal on your grounded power supply will work.

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