Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)

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> > Subject: Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)
> From hullr-at-whitlock-dot-com Mon Dec  9 21:21:13 1996
> Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 00:04:27 -0800
> From: Richard Hull <hullr-at-whitlock-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Cc: caydsi-at-aol-dot-com
> Subject: Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)
> Finally, all coilers worth there salt have experienced the hard shock 
> which occurs just outside the spark radius of of small systems when 
> holding a metallic object.  As the sparks just lap at the tip of the 
> object, each hit yields a sharp shock.  You were at a DC potential 
> (charged up isotropically via emitted ions) while not in contact with the

> spark which found its ground path back through the coil. (you were 
> discharged)  As you approch the terminal and the discharge is continuous,

> all sensation of shock ceases as you are now part of the resonant circuit

> via a plasma connection and the RF passes harmlessly over the skin.  You 
> are no longer isolated as a capacity and can't accept a DC charge via the

> "ion bridge".
> Richard Hull, TCBOR

I have been puzzled by this phenomenon while playing with a small coil. A
copper pipe brought close to the toroid would produce a shock in some
instances and no sensation in others.
Its like Wonderland 'things just get curiouser and curiouser'
D. Huffman