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Re: WOAH ,tesla coils KILL?
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
> Hi Ed,
> I think everyone has been killed from the primary circuit arcing over to
> them. The high voltage arc provides a low resistance path. Once the
> primary arcs to the secondary, the current of a high powered system will
> blow the thin secondary wire. So just having to low end grounded is no
> insurance as the secondary is blowing apart at the same time.
Roger! Hadn't thought about the secondary opening due to the arc, but
obviously it could. Anyhow, it's current from the primary transformer
which kills you, no matter how it reaches you.