Subject: Re: Safety
From: lbliao-at-alumni.caltech.edu (lbliao)
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 1995 20:06:29 -0800 (PST)
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> I realise that the primary circuit on any coil is the most dangerous
Why is primary the most dangerous part, when it is only low voltage
and well isolated from secondary?
> What about the secondary? I understand that the output of a well
> tuned coil is less dangerous than that of a poorly tuned coil.
WHy is that so?
> How do
> you know if its well tuned, is that the same as observing for corona
> increase? Has anyone ever tried to connect themselves to the coil, to do
> what Tesla did (sparks out the fingertips and hair). I saw this
> performed on T.V., but don't dare to do it on my own!
THis in my understanding depends upon the frequency and current, and not
voltage. The high frequency currents will go through skin and not heart
or nerve or muscle and with low amperage will not burn the skin.