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Re: TESLA COILS are ILLEGAL!
Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Nicholas Field by way of Terry Fritz
> > I then said that operating tesla coils in an non-sealed EMI environment is
> > illegal as stated by the FCC. I never said that it was illegal to the
> > extent where we should stop building or operating them. But it is illegal
> > no less and there is even a special paragraph in the FCC regulations that
> > concerns tesla coils, spark gap transmitters, and similar. . .
> I live and work in the UK, so I was speaking with reference to our laws,
> under which there is no specific prohibition of Tesla coils.
Nor any specific prohibition in US Federal law or regulation(the word Tesla
only appears in connection with magnetic fields; at least, that's what the
online search engine tells me)). There might be some community that has a
specific regulation about tesla coils (anybody know of one?) and if you
were sufficiently annoying, a homeowner's association could pass a rule
about it, and from a practical(!) standpoint, HOA rules have almost the
force of law (except you can't go to jail).