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Re: Greetings!

... top range (over 70 kV) and those that do are very experienced with high voltage. You need to really understand high voltage systems and related safety - issues such as proper (fail safe) chamber grounding, properly insulated cables (rated for the max voltage/power), and feed-thru's (very power ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Leybold D8C, a question

From both a safety and practicality standard point, best to drain and replace the oil. You have no idea what the pump was used for and really what condition the oil really is in or even if the oil is appropriate! When changing the ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Leybold D8C, a question
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: First plasma

Yeah, I imagine you now see why safety shields and/or protection film are so important, especially when applying vacuum for the first time. Most successful large glass elements are either hollow (tubes, cylinders, bell jars) or much thicker ...
by ian_krase
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: First plasma
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Precipitator power supplies?

... peak voltage than the max rated voltage for the supply (for any AC powered device) so these diodes must be rated for the higher voltage with some safety factor. As for grounding, that is an issue but that depends on the supply - the fusor's chamber itself (generally) is the main ground. Grounding ...
by Dennis P Brown
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Precipitator power supplies?
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Making My First Successful Film

... with knowledge, please weigh in) these are just more dilute HF solutions;which still poses a similar risk. If you decide to try one, read ALL the safety data they provide, use proper chemical googles, acid resistant gloves, and work in a well ventilated area; as a OSHA warning stated - if you ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue May 23, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Making My First Successful Film
Replies: 44
Views: 2295

Re: Linear IEC Device

I can't say anything about how effective this would be, but I like it! incidentally, capacitors will surely have safety factor so you don't actually know the voltage cap. Try an oil burner ignition transformer. They are basically like an NST. While they also are getting to be electronic, ...
by ian_krase
Tue May 23, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Linear IEC Device
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Making My First Successful Film

... you do that, do be careful and realize that the mix could splatter on its own; don't mix HF and peroxide except if using a vented hood and proper safety gear and after reading/learning proper use/safety first. HF is not a strong acid but extremely toxic to living creatures (so disposal is an issue.) ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon May 22, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Making My First Successful Film
Replies: 44
Views: 2295

Deuterium Accelerator

... flux x-rays with the accelerator which could be an issue when combined with the fact that I haven't tested/measured any flux yet creates too many safety unknowns (I do have an anti-electron back flow system incorporated at the water cooled target head.) So, in sum, I had put this project aside ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon May 22, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Deuterium Accelerator
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Re: Neutron Scintillation Detector: start up work

... is only for x-rays/gamma but does work well - even picks up Beta (rather shocked by that ability.) But that system is solely used as a radiation safety detector system.)
by Dennis P Brown
Mon May 22, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron Scintillation Detector: start up work
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Robert Dwyer Fusor Progress

... However, if that is not as much of a concern as I thought, then I will reconsider the DIY approach to the feedthrough. As for grounding, I agree, safety is of the upmost importance with this project. A metal cage is in the plan, along with the "star point" grounding system that is recommended ...
by Robert Dwyer
Mon May 08, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Robert Dwyer Fusor Progress
Replies: 5
Views: 447

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