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Re: Lightning from the fingers, ect...

Original poster: "BunnyKiller by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <bigfoo39-at-telocity-dot-com>

Tesla list wrote:

>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
>A while ago, I asked this question and I think people are afraid that if you
>tell someone, they will try it, but I won't. Anyway, I have always wanted to
>know how they do the famous lightning from the fingers trick. Can someone
>explain to me how this works. once again, I am not trying (or planing) to do
>it, I am just a curious person. Also, to hook up all the components of a TC,
>does it matter what gauge of wire you use? I was thinking 10 gauge. And
>question, where can I get an RF filter. I think that is what I need, I need
>something that will stop the high voltages from going back through the wall.
>When I am running my tesla coil (very small at the moment), my parents
>about the TV becoming very staticy, is this from the RF? If it is from the RF,
>is it going through the air to the TV, or through the wires in the house
to the
>TV. What would i need to stop th! e static problem?
Hi Adam...


as far as the human/T Coil  interpersonal relationship ( being actively 
connected to a T coil) is a risky thing ( even for the professionals ) 
one wrong arc to ground ( especially to the primary coil ) and poof your 
another number to be added to the list of people no longer doing T coiling.

But how it works ...   you become a part of the system ( part of the 
toriod) and exude the voltages from your extremities as the toriod 
would. There is some controversies if the voltages present in the human 
tissues are causing damage or not ( I wont do it ). Some info has been 
released about those who have done it and there were some side effects 
such as darkened finger nail beds ( possible flesh damage ) loss of 
hearing and a few other malidies generally not advantagious for the 
general senses.

Wire size depends upon the amount of power you are supplying to the coil 
assembly.  if you are running a small coil( single or double NST  or 
single MOT), the wire can be as small as 16 gauge wire. I on the other 
hand use # 6 for most of the applications in my coil, ( it is considered 
a medium to large coil) it generally pulls 60+ Amps on the input side.

as far as an RF filter ...  it doesnt hurt to have one...  ( but then 
agian I have my own story that may disprove this theory,  after a few 
years of running my BIGPIG without one, I finally put one into my new 
power supply and just the other nite my semi-computer controlled Oven 
decides to put out a F7 error code) just maybe it did something to kill 
the processor ( who knows) .

Is the TV running off of an antenna or is it on a cable signal??   this 
would make a difference.

let us know what the TV is running on ( antenna/ cable)

Scot D