Important change made in "Transformers" chapter

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by tonykuphaldt, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. tonykuphaldt

    Thread Starter Member

    Jan 10, 2004

    I've just completed some editing of the text (and in one schematic diagram) concerning Tesla coils in the 'Transformers" chapter of the AC volume, as per a suggestion from a reader. The section is at this location on the "AllAboutCircuits" website:

    The changes involve a misconception about the safety of Tesla coils, especially with reference to the "skin effect," and also the basic spark-gap circuit diagram. Given the safety nature of this edit, I recommend immediately updating your site to reflect the changes. The updated text and image may be found in the equivalent location at the iblbio website:

    - Tony
  2. tonykuphaldt

    Thread Starter Member

    Jan 10, 2004
    Correction: the proper URL for the source at the iblbiio website is

    - Tony

    By The way, I've been trying to upload a small graphic image from my computer for use as an "avatar." It appears this option is not functioning yet, so I chose the little hammer guy from the stock page of avatars. Am I doing something wrong, or is the upload facility not working yet?
  3. Battousai

    Senior Member

    Nov 14, 2003
    Yeah it didn't work for me either...
  4. Dave

    Retired Moderator

    Nov 17, 2003
    Hasn't one of the more recent members managed to upload his own picture as an avatar?

    PM him and ask him how he did it.

    Edit: Actually looking at it, I think he may have uploaded one of the avatars from the base gallery. Sorry :rolleyes:
  5. Staigen

    New Member

    Jan 10, 2004
    This is my avatar. :p Hopefully <_<