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Re:TESLA COILS are ILLEGAL!
Original poster: "Daniel McCauley by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <dhmccauley-at-spacecatlighting-dot-com>
Tesla coils are ILLEGAL anyways when operating outside a sealed EMI
environment. A friend of mine received numerous warnings and even a hefty
fine once from the FCC for operating his tesla coil. Of course he lived
near a local airport, but it is still illegal period!
> The learning curve, construction labor, financing, and component
> keep the general public at large from getting into tesla coiling. The
> concept of a low voltage tesla coils might make building tesla coils too
> easy. With 38 foot arcs dancing in many backyards, tesla coils might be
> banned from many towns, which is what happened with fireworks.
> Godfrey Loudner
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tesla list [SMTP:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
> > Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:43 PM
> > To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> > Subject: Low Voltage Tesla Coils
> > Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>
> > 1.7 x SQRT(36000 x 2) = 38 foot arcs!!!! From 100 amp three phase
> > Without the need for a tranny, it might weigh 100 pounds!! Maybe you
> > could
> > send it UPS... :-)) Not even a spark gap motor anymore...
> > Terry