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by John Taylor
Mon May 25, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Uranium minerals in New Mexico or Arizona
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Uranium minerals in New Mexico or Arizona

I will be in New Mexico and Arizona in early July and wonder if there are any decent collecting areas for uranium minerals left for collecting. I have collected rocks and minerals for years and especially like radioactive specimens. I have a small collection of thorium-containing items from the Magn...
by John Taylor
Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: My first XRT and some questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: My first XRT and some questions

My mistake. I didn't see the laminations on the core. That small of a laminated core would be a very small duty cycle. My old eyes on a small phone display fooled me.
by John Taylor
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: The piggy is mobile!
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: The piggy is mobile!

Once again, I'm impressed! I can't wait to see what this magnificent lightning generator will do!

Images of Tesla sitting in front of one of his giant coils with beautiful arcs all around comes to my mind, except this is DC with a LOT of stored energy!!! :)

NICE WORK!!!
by John Taylor
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: My first XRT and some questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: My first XRT and some questions

If the core is 9kg and the transformer is rated at over 1200 watts (85kV x 15mA), I would venture to say it is NOT meant to be run off 50-60Hz line frequency. I would be willing to bet that the core is ferrite and that this transformer operates off tens to hundreds of kHz. I would most likely connec...
by John Taylor
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: The piggy is mobile!
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: The piggy is mobile!

I'm impatiently waiting...I love power electronics, but I am just standing back watching in awe and jealousy to see what kind of beast you are going to feed with this! Just kidding, I can't wait to see what kind of power supply you are contemplating. Based on your other work I'm sure I won't be let ...
by John Taylor
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: my transfusor works!
Replies: 16
Views: 2180

Re: my transfusor works!

Wow! If you follow the link in the original post, you will see what I consider a LOT of pseudoscience, but if you scroll down to the last part of his page, he starts talking about the shrinks coming to do a bilateral frontal lobotomy and then he talks about a mermaid. I'm hoping this is just a joke....
by John Taylor
Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Radiation shielded camera, 10000rem/sec 1-4MeV x-rays
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Re: Radiation shielded camera, 10000rem/sec 1-4MeV x-rays

That's a really cool post! In the fission business, we often run an underwater camera in the vicinity of irradiated fuel assemblies and they always have a few pixels become unresponsive and you can always see flashes of light when in a radiation field of any strength. An interesting thing that I fou...
by John Taylor
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Worlds Largest Fusor Grid
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Worlds Largest Fusor Grid

If we could just get the Dept of Energy to fund it, we could build a VERY large containment vessel around it...
by John Taylor
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: The piggy is mobile!
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: The piggy is mobile!

I'm assuming those caps are going to be used as voltage multiplier. How big are they? What are you going to use for rectifiers? That will be an awful lot of stored energy...

I can't wait to see what application you have in mind :)
by John Taylor
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: NIM Bin and other rack pics
Replies: 10
Views: 1823

Re: NIM Bin and other rack pics

Very nice looking setup!