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Re: [TCML] Tesla Gun


On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 8:32 AM, Harold Weiss <hweiss@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> You might want to try a titanium wetsuit.  They have a thin titanium foil
> within the neoprene, but I don't know how conductive that might make the
> suit.  But it does make the suit really warm for divers!  Might be a good
> way to insulate yourself and provide a Faraday suit at the same time.  You
> should be able to get samples of the titanium neoprene from wetsuit
> manufacturers for testing.
> I would only recommend a 2-3mm suit, as anything thicker, and you run into
> the problem of overheating easily in the suit. Even 2-3mm can get pretty
> warm out of the water.
> David Weiss
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Ward" <steve.ward@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 11:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [TCML] Tesla Gun
> Hi Jay,
> The foot plates are already wired into the electronics ground, i didnt
> state that before, though.  The current that flows in my body is due
> mutual capacitance between the tesla coil and my body.  There is no
> way around it unless i wear a full conductive suit/shield between me
> and the coil.  The foot plates will just help reduce my peak potential
> i think by connecting me to some impedance to "ground", but i think
> that impedance is still pretty large compared to my body's capacitance
> at 400khz.  You can think of me as a counterpoise if that helps make
> sense of it.
> I guess i could have some sort of metal apron that would eat up most
> of the capacitance to the coil.  I'll have to do something to protect
> myself if i make a habit of using this thing
> Steve
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