Re: Safety FAQ-discharge classification

[snip from Richard Hull's post]

>With a delicately adjusted 25 watt disruptive system, I can 
>approach the no arcing system's toroid with a dental pick and sparks 
>actually issue from the pick well before breakout occurs from the coil's 
>top load.  It is most interesiting and beautiful to observe this 

St. Elmo's fire!  I've seen this too, and it always makes me think of a mini
lightning storm in action.  Particularly when you think of that dental pick as
being a church steeple or similar pointed object.  Hmmm...with some small
models, that could make a great demonstration at a science museum.

Charles Brush