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by ian_krase
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: FAQs: Fusor Construction & Operation
Topic: FAQ - Joining metals - A critical fusor construction element
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: FAQ - Joining metals - A critical fusor construction element

... which will run you roughly 30 to 50 USD if I remember correctly. Harris Safety-Silv is probably good. You probably want to avoid cadmium, IMO. - ... brazing compound that contains titanium. This is how the best high voltage feedthroughs are made. Sadly, I don't know too much about this method. ...
by Jackson Oswalt
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Seeking Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Seeking Advice

... the info you need to build and operate a Fusor. They also talk about safety, which is something you should pay a lot of attention to if this is you're first interaction with high voltage and radiation (fusion was my first interaction with these things). 5. Never ...
by Michael Bretti
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Viable design?
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Viable design?

... magnetic field which induces the pinch itself. What critical levels of voltage and current, at what time scales are necessary for neutrons to be ... relating breakdown voltage, pressure, and gas fill? Note also the safety considerations - arcing through deuterium can create explosive conditions ...
by Samuel Low
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Has anyone used the Spellman X3000 50V-30kV 400uA Rev E7 24Vdc
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Has anyone used the Spellman X3000 50V-30kV 400uA Rev E7 24Vdc

... far as I understand it, the key variable in confining a good plasma is voltage since that sets up the strength for the electric field. Since current ... rating that is best suited for "wall plug" use without compromising on safety?
by Richard Hull
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Matsusada Power Supply Cable
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Matsusada Power Supply Cable

... the tightly packed electronics in the all metal rack mount box. Once voltages soar to above 20kv in a power supply, modern safety codes demand a fully contained metal, grounding enclosure. The higher the voltage, the ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: X radiation exposition
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: X radiation exposition

... be extremely careful with that supply - it is also extremely lethal voltage/power wise regardless of the x-rays. Use only HV proper cables rated ... and be certain any fusor is properly grounded - read the FAQ's on the safety of high voltage for fusors (NEVER allow your transformer to float!) ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: X radiation exposition
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: X radiation exposition

... device will only give an approximate idea on the dangers. Your voltage and current are capable of creating a dangerous x-ray flux/hazard ... one can just use high voltage systems without any research relative to safety. Remember this: YOU AND ONLY YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY ...
by Richard Hull
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: FAQs: Neutron - Radiation Detection
Topic: FAQ - X-rays, X-rays, X-rays....A tutorial
Replies: 0
Views: 380

FAQ - X-rays, X-rays, X-rays....A tutorial

... are spread over a vast spectrum of energies from 0 eV to the maximum voltage applied to the X-ray source, i.e. 50,000 volts sent to an X-ray tube ... operation. Use the inverse-square law as your first line of defense and safety regarding any source of radiation. It is worth 3,000 lbs of lead shielding ...
by Dennis P Brown
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: A nice Surplus item to make a Neutron Detector Power Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 559

A nice Surplus item to make a Neutron Detector Power Supply

... parts, can be a steal having expensive items that do work.) If the high voltage x-former works (looks in good shape), that will just be a nice extra. ... (after I add a bleed resistor to that cap! Always try and think about safety - another important point for people new to HV systems; one careless ...
by Silviu Tamasdan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Holland!
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Hello from Holland!

... experience in several key domains, notably high vacuum techniques, high voltage generation and safety, radiation detection and safety. And the parts/devices you will need don't come cheap, ...