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Re: High Voltage Experiment
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Original poster: "Bart B. Anderson" <bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Great description! I know there are large forms which do shock as there
have been many reports over the years on the list. In my case where I have
at least 3 coils of the same form, wire spool, and coating, there is a
definate difference between large and small coils.
There is a storage mechanism and our coatings, wire insulation, materials
we use for forms, environment, etc.. all contribute to make up the storage
mechanism. I found it odd that coil size had effected my coil as it did.
Maybe it's a simple matter that as the coil (storage facility) gets
smaller, it's easier to statically charge to a level of "zap!". ;-)
Tesla list wrote:
Original poster: BunnyKiller <bunikllr@xxxxxxx>
Secondary shocks seem to be more common than thought... I have an 8"X32"
secondary ( wound on lexan tube) that IS notorious for being able to
deliver TASER like pulses if handled wrong... One evening I had ( this
is before encountering its wrath) grabbed the secondary with both hands
and lifted it from its mount... the bottom lead wire was hanging freely
and had come in contact with my upper right thigh... needless to say, the
shock was severe enough to cause my right leg to go into a semi-paralysis
state. I dropped to the ground and had lost all function in the right leg
for several minutes... it was difficult to explain to the wife that
everything was OK as I floundered around on the ground for that moment...
the weird part of this situation was several nites later when I had run
the BIGPIG coil and the lexan 8" was sitting on the workbench...
I had left a kitchen towel next to the 8"er ( the kind of towel with the
frizzly ends)... I had returned to the workshop to notice the towel's
frizzy ends extending towards the secondary and then suddenly relax and
then to slowly extend again towards the secondary.... this went on for
several minutes.... my thoughts were that the BIGPIG's output charged
the 8" secondary to such a degree that is was possible for this to happen...
I'll leave the rest of the thought process up to the thinkers... I'm
going to avoid the 8" secondary for a while after running any of my coils...
Tesla list wrote:
Original poster: "Harold Weiss" <hweiss@xxxxxxxxxx>
I have gotten shocks from every coil I have had. From 15" on down.
After running a while, I wipe them down with one hand and have the other
hand touching the torrid. That will get rid of the built up static and
no more shocks.
David E Weiss