Re: hyfrecator

On Thu, 5 Dec 1996, Tesla List wrote:

> >From nhide-at-enterprise.Dts.Harris.COM Thu Dec  5 23:08:15 1996
> Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 14:02:05 +0800
> From: Ned Hide <nhide-at-enterprise.Dts.Harris.COM>
> To: tesla-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com
> Subject: hyfrecator
> Hello!
> Has anybody out there heard of a hyfrecator (doctor's instrument.)  From the
> name, I assume they use some sort of hi-frequency.  Do they have a Tesla Coil
> inside?

	Yes, I had one of these instruments a while back--it was
in a black plastic case, and had a round knob on the front.  The
round knob adjusted the voltage output, which went via an insulated
wire to a plastic probe-like device with a sharp metal tip.  It
looked like some kind of dental instrument.  I could get maybe
30kV out of it, so I think it does have a small tesla-type coil
inside, or maybe just a step-up xformer like a tv flyback.
Hope this helps, and let me know if you have any other questions.


> Thanks!
> Dan Smith
> (Dan Smith <nhide-at-enterprise.dts.harris-dot-com>)