[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [TCML] "NST" is there a better way

Quite true Jim. Thanks for pointing it out. I forget about it sometimes as I
don't use them personally. I use NSTs right now and am very slowly building
up to using the pig I have sitting around. I really need to build a ballast
for the thing and at least run a jacob's ladder on it or something. :)

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Jim Mora <wavetuner@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Travis,
> It may be wise to clearly emphasize the difference between an easily
> available microwave transformer (MOT) and a oil-burner ignition transformer
> (OBIT). The former has the ability to easily electrocute as it is ~2200V @
> ~.5amps. The oil burner is 10kv @ 23ma generally, and more suited for a new
> experimenter. This too can be dangerous depending on the connection to the
> body; but, at least there is maybe a second chance. Let's remember 10ma can
> kill. MOT's are like mini pole pigs.
Tesla mailing list