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RE: Tesla ray gun
Original poster: "Aron Koscho" <kc5uto@xxxxxx>
If any one has a copy of that episode please let me know off list, I
would like to see this thing.
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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: Tesla ray gun
Original poster: "D.C. Cox" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
No, it was actually very lethal. A separate DC power supply
discharges a high voltage energy cap into the base (ground) of the
sec coil which makes the sec sparks bang loud and they can deliver
lethal energy if they should contact something grounded.
This way employed after they solved the kickback problem.
>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?