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Re: hi im bill and a nfg. just know learning

Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>

The usual way to measure output voltage on a HV transformer is one of two

1) Put a low voltage in (use a transformer to get the voltage down around
1-2 volts... AC electric train transformer might work, so might a suitable
"filament" transformer.

2) Apply 110V to the HV winding...

Make SURE that it's really a HV transformer and not a high power low
current transformer.

Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Bill by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> I'm trying too build a power supply that delivers 30 to 100 kv at 500 MA.
> And 70 hertz. AC.   I recently acquired an ac transformer at a junk  yard
> the sucker weighs about a hundred pounds and is ac  I was wondering if I I
> hook a 120 v..ac outlet plug to a standard  600 amp dimmer switch , to the
> transformer  how can I measure the kv without a high voltage tester  ??
> does anyone know any tricks   ???   thanks  bill
>  -----Original Message-----
> From:   Tesla list [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
> Sent:   Thursday, May 09, 2002 10:35 AM
> To:     tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject:        Re: Miss Electra on Ripley's
> Original poster: "Brent Turner by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> <bturner-at-apc-dot-net>
> Mark (and all)
> I feel I need to comment at this point.
> The current during the "initial" phase of the gag is only 22 amps. That
> is BEFORE the gap starts to fire. At full power, my coil system draws
> OVER 40 amps. My coil isn't tuned for lengthy sparks, thought it DOES
> produce discharge over 6 FEET in length. It's designed for higher
> current in the actual DISCHARGE. Hence, there is enough RF current in
> the output to bring a 60-watt incandescent lamp to near FULL brilliance.
> Assistants are on plastic crates. This is to RF-isolate them from
> ground. As I mentioned, there is an INTENSE low-frequency component in
> the discharge. Enough to cause involuntary muscle contraction or worse.
> Wrong on your assumption that the light bulb was a resistive load to
> drain any remaining charge. What you saw in the final footage was
> Danielle holding the incandescent bulb holder, and was the tail part of
> dropped footage with her lighting the bulb to full brilliance. This was
> a result of the editing done by the producers.
> If you doubt this, I would like to invite you out here to Southern
> California and allow you to feel what I am talking about. If you really
> want to feel what a 3.5 KVA coil output TRULY feels like without
> protection, it's your life...
> We are serious about NOT trying this at home. Looks easy. Actually it
> easy and simple. But I doubt that it felt that way when you were first
> learning. The responsibility to operate the vehicle in a SAFE manner.
> I agree that the media folks hyped a bunch of stuff. I still feel
> uncomfortable with that. (But that's the way it goes with them. There is
> an intense need there for more and more and more. Or at least until
> someone is seriously injured.)
> - Brent Turner
> Tesla list wrote:
> >
> > Original poster: "Mark W. Stolz by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <mark_w_stolz-at-hotmail-dot-com>
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I taped it since I wasn't home.  Upon watching the tape with my wife, she
> > got bored saying "I've seen better than this in the garage." :-)
> >
> > I watched the tape several time in varying degrees of slow motion and
> > wondered if anyone noticed:
> >
> > 1. The metal gloves she was wearing had wires running up her arms taped at
> > the shoulders and then down her back.
> > 2. The platform that she sat on was not the TC but an insulated platform
> > connected to the TC.  She was sitting on a plate on that platform.
> > 3. The current draw at the initial spark throwing gag was ~22 amps, so
> this
> > wasn't a big coil.
> > 4. During the light bulb gag the assistants were standing on boxes, I
> assume
> > to be insulated since occasional sparks hit their hands.
> > 5. The rod she was holding at the end with a light bulb in it which
> > apparently was a resistive load to drain any remaining charge.
> >
> > Remember, don't try this at home Brent and Danielle are highly paid...er I
> > mean trained professionals.
> >
> > Mark Stolz
> > Houston, TX
> >