[TCML] Tesla Coil Output Hazards, Skin Effect?
ian at macky.net
Fri Nov 30 22:27:44 MST 2007
>> A report on lab experiments in which people voluntarily were
>> Shocked up to the let go (or: can'tletgo....) point.
I battled an electric shock machine in a penny arcade once (ah, simpler
times). There was a glass-front cabinet where you could see the guts
(including what looked like a car ignition coil), and a metal handle on
You stick in $, grab the handle and hold on as long as you can while the
voltage ramps up. Starts out a tingle, then it's definitely a shock, then
your arm muscles start to contract and you curl up, then finally you just
have to let go. There was a large dial indicator, but it was calibrated
not in volts, but wimps, i.e. low end was nancy boy, high end was manly man.
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