[TCML] Re: Discovery Mythbusters - Liquid Stun Gun using coil
lod at pacbell.net
Fri Sep 19 10:34:46 MDT 2008
Yes, there was considerable arcing around the base of the secondary, as
the 'super soaker' spilled considerable amounts of salt-water there.
Although cause for concern it didn't seem to affect the coil output
noticeably during the experiment.
It was interesting how Jamie, after a brief description of how Faraday's
law would protect him while at HV, just hopped into the toroid and was
ready to go, without as much as a low power 'warm up' test. GL
> Yep, great job by Greg Leyh! Very interesting experiment, streamers coming
> from a stream of water and being directed at a target. Especially by placing
> Jamie inside the topload with his giant water gun.
> Greg, it looks like there was some power arcing around the base of the coil
> or the primary during one of the runs. Was something arcing over from all
> that water going everywhere?
> Great job Greg, and it was nice to see your Nevada Lightning Lab. Tell us
> Tony Greer
> In a message dated 9/17/2008 8:43:45 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> mike8675309 at xxxxxxxxx writes:
> Watching Mythbusters tonight (episode 183, new tonight) and they are
> trying to make a stun gun from a flow of water. Well, they just did a
> teaser for coming up and it looks like Jamie is standing on a tesla
> coil, and shooting through the top load to run a highly charged stream
> down to a ballistics gel dummy.
> Could be interesting.
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