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Re: Conformity magazine update
Original poster: "Jake Draper by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <cybermecium2-at-home-dot-com>
So what would you estimate the current in a streamer on a mid-sized coil is?
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Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 7:46 PM
Subject: Conformity magazine update
> Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>
> Hi All,
> Bob scanned the recent letters from Conformity Magazine and I posted them
> These involve Garry's comments about touching streamers and such in
> response to an article that suggested that this was not real dangerous.
> 99.999% of the time, touching streamers is not fatal. However, that other
> 0.001% is a real "killer"!
> The "skin effect" idea about tesla coil currents going safely over the
> surface of the skin is a myth. Those currents tend to go through nerves
> and blood vessels but the nerves simply do not report the damage. Ill
> effects have been noted from that, but the big danger is the primary
> though and delivering lethal jolts. Thus, "playing" with arcs is highly
> discouraged!! Machines that generate hundreds of thousands of volts and
> thousands of amps are nothing to be going up and touching!!
> For the newer folks, three people are known to have been killed by Tesla
> coils. A master, a bystander, and a small child have been killed by Tesla
> coils. It is always a number one priority to keep that list from
> The more I learn about Tesla coils, the further back I get...