I have had one nasty shock with a large coil drawing 7kw and producing 6-8 foot arcs. It was at one on my early shows over ten years ago, and I was wearing a home made suit... One of the metal mesh boots I was wearing almost slipped completely off as I took an arc to a sword I was holding. I dropped to the ground (partly with the pain, and partly because the muscle in my leg stopped working...) and rolled away from the machine while it continued to strike me on the ground. The audience loved it of course and never knew I was in real danger!
The pain was in the calf muscle in my lower leg (most likely due to the fact it was where the bad connection was in the suit), and it ached for about 3 days...
Needless to say I made sure that could never happen again! Carlos On 2014-02-18 18:11, Jim Lux wrote:
On 2/17/14 6:18 PM, Peter Terren wrote:A quote from Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz in a recent post in regard tocontact with Tesla coil sparks."A common effect is pain at the joints, because there the resistance ishigher and most damage occurs."Joint pain (wrists and ankles) observed after exposure to high Rf fields, notably in VHF range, surmised to be for the reasons Antonio describes. It's a whole body exposure, notoriously from ground crew ear airplanes on carrier decks. _______________________________________________ Tesla mailing list Tesla@xxxxxxxxxx http://www.pupman.com/mailman/listinfo/tesla
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