Re: CGA Monitor Flyback ???
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Jan Florian Wagner" <jwagner-at-cc.hut.fi>
> Now, this get's maybe a bit OT from Tesla coils, but if in all those
> plasma coil driver schematics and "solid state TC with TV flyback", the
> flyback really runs at so low frequency, is it safe/painless at all to
> touch the TV flyback driven plasma globe? I had the impression the
> commercial globes operate at RF - and could be touched due to "skin
> effect" i.e. nerves not responding.
When I experimented with my Information Unlimited flyback driver back in
9th grade, it gave me pretty impressive RF burns. Not a good idea. The
average overall current is high enough to burn with direct contact. This
doesn't happen when the same power supply is connected to a plasma globe, for
reasons that I'm not entirely clear about.