suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

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suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

Postby summetj » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:35 am

Suggested improvements to the 1.3.3 manual:

Page 25, step 12. "Place the heads of the screws/bolts on the bottom of the circuit board, and the nuts on the top so that they won't hit the bottom of the case." (This is shown in the pictures if you are paying attention, I wasn't...)

Page 29 step 3. You mention the sil-pad for the first time here. I'd recommend highlighting them a bit more, mentioning them by name at the top of the section where you can explain that they are used to prevent electrical contact, and telling us if we should be thermal compound on both sides or only one. (I did both...)


Also: Hot Glue is a safe recommendation, but you might want to have a sidenote telling people that they can use acrylic welding solvent (I used IPS Weld On #3) for a nicer appearance for all acrylic-2-acrylic joints.

And one kit weirdness: The pre-coiled wire for my GDT had 4 wires, not 3. I just left one set unconnected.
(I didn't notice the extra wire until after I had wrapped the toroid.)

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Re: suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

Postby Heidi » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:38 am

The extra wire is intended to be grounding wire. Sorry that was confusing.
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Re: suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

Postby Slartibartfast » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:51 pm

Heidi wrote:The extra wire is intended to be grounding wire. Sorry that was confusing.

My kit also has a pre-twisted GDT wire bundle with four wires.
Should we connect the extra grounding wire someplace? Or is it best to remove it, or just leave it unconnected?
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Re: suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

Postby Bayley » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:34 pm

You should untwist that fourth wire and use it to ground the secondary.
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Re: suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

Postby tekart » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:14 pm

Heidi wrote:The extra wire is intended to be grounding wire. Sorry that was confusing.


Can you be more explicit? Ground both ends, or just one end? Solder to what the power entry? Seems kinda weird.
I design and develop electronic products for a living. Built many Tesla Coils using 10 Amp triode interrupters back in the mid 1980's.
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Re: suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

Postby Ross » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:22 am

I removed the 4th wire, then did the drill trick to add some extra twists; I figured not doing so would incress the losses by inducing a EMF in the non-used wire.
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Re: suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

Postby Ross » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:23 am

Make mention of the jummper, what is its purpose, when do we use it and what state should it be in, open/closed. It might be in the manual some place, but I couldent find it.
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Re: suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

Postby Ross » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:19 am

In the pictures of the manual you have grounded the heatsink, i find no mention of doing this in the instruction, should we be doing this?
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Re: suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

Postby Bayley » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:18 pm

Ross wrote:In the pictures of the manual you have grounded the heatsink, i find no mention of doing this in the instruction, should we be doing this?


Nope.
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Re: suggested improvements to the 1.3.3. manual

Postby jagaparan » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:34 pm

Step 16 of the 1.3.3 Manual does not mention powering up the logic driver board with the 19v power supply.
I am guessing it should be powered up before plugging in the IEC cable.
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