[TCML] Prepare a Hot Dog
yurtle_t at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 22 08:35:44 MST 2010
Poor choice of words again. I expected it to explode (not really vaporize) and throw fragments all over the garage. Instead it simply went flying and remained more or less intact.
--- On Thu, 1/21/10, jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
> From: jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: [TCML] Prepare a Hot Dog
> To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla at pupman.com>
> Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 10:22 PM
> Yurtle Turtle wrote:
> > Presto Hot Dogger:
> > http://www.liftcharge.com/index.htm?pg=item&item=270
> > 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.
> > Adam
> 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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