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Drawing electrons from the Earth

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Even Brisco, Jun 4, 2011.

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  1. Even Brisco

    Even Brisco Guest

    Take a 1:1 isolation transformer (60Hz). Connect ONE side of the
    primary to the active of the power grid. Leave the other side
    _disconnected_.

    Connect one side of the secondary to a ground stake. Connect the other
    side to a meter and back to ground.

    Should the meter obtain a voltage reading due to electrons being drawn
    from the earth as a result of the secondary coupling with the
    potential field of primary?

    Evan Brisco
     
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Even Brisco"
    ** So only stray capacitance coupling exists.

    ** So it monitors the secondary for AC voltage?

    ** Yep.

    A few microvolts worth, for sure.

    Wot a stupid question.


    ..... Phil
     
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