[TCML] Prepare a Hot Dog
jimlux at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 21 21:22:59 MST 2010
Yurtle Turtle wrote:
> Presto Hot Dogger:
> literally hit the hot dog with 120 vac. No current limiting. I suspect the current drawn was dependent on the brand of hot dog. If you are feeling adventurous, you could easily stab two nails in either end of a hot dog and measure the current 120 volts pulls.
> I once hit a tomato with 10 kV, 10 kJ! It flew up 15 feet and splatted into the ceiling. I was amazed it didn't vaporize. Hitting a watermellon at 15 kJ is still on my "to do" list.
10kJ isn't even close to enough to vaporize a 100-200g tomato. It will
barely even get it to boiling.
10 kJ does a nice job vaporizing a meter of thin copper wire, but
there's not much mass there.
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