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Ground wire is very inductive and thus high impedance to sub-nanosecond arc rise time when the leader path finally conducts. Therefore you want the shortest path to the air gap arc suppressor which is sub-picofarad higher impedance then the current will have a greater chance of following the ground wire. The voltage induced may still be high but hopefully ...


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These ideas have been around for centuries as lightning dissipation theory and lightning diversion theory. Notably, Benjamin Franklin was an early proponent of lightning dissipation theory. He noticed on a small scale that a static charge could be dissipated without a spark by bringing a grounded needle near a charged object. He correctly reasoned lightning ...


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The picture you have drawn suggests a lightning suppressor installed in this way will do little to nothing to protect your station. The suppressor does only one thing: it limits the maximum voltage between the center conductor and the shield. It doesn't do anything to limit strike current on the shield, which is where most of the energy is anyhow. The ...


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