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Re: Tesla ray gun
Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Original poster: "Drake Schutt" <drake89@xxxxxxxxx>
Yes, as I recall, last season on Future Weapons (discovery channel)
they featured a variety of 'less than lethal' weapons including a
tesla coil. It appeared to be a SSTC (drsstc? i dont really know the
difference) in a black container about the size of a duffel bag. I
think it had part of the seconday protruding and a VTTC type topload.
It produced about 4' purple streamers and looked pretty
frightening. I think they said it was more of a psychological
weapon, because it actually wouldnt shock you. Is this true? If I
recall SSTC's run at lower voltage and higher amperage than
SGTC's. What kind of a sensation would a small to medium sized coil
produce? Anyone alive to tell about it?
There are all sorts of dangers associated with streamers striking
your body, including lethal contact with the high-voltage supply
feeding the primary circuit. In addition to those you should be
aware that you can get bac RF burns by letting the streamers from
even a small coil keep striking your sking.
"If in doubt don't!"