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by Chris Giles
Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the UK!
Replies: 0
Views: 1089

Hello from the UK!

... hundreds of volts DC and low kV ranges. This has included working on vacuum tube circuits and CRT scopes, Linear & SMPS PSUs. I will be confident ... give advice on some of these topics, most importantly I am aware of the safety issues. I have noticed many videos and posts from people tinkering ...
by Harry Dixon
Sat May 12, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Woonsocket, RI!
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Hello from Woonsocket, RI!

... forum will also be helping me out with some of the gas pressure and vacuum setup. I have also seen that you are from Rhode Island as well. Good ... year if you are planning to bring your own. But because of privacy and safety purposes, let's keep this race on contact through this fusor forum. ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: New User
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: New User

... words to address (partly) some of your questions. Relative to radiation safety, x-rays are the only major concern. The level of danger is not a simple ... who try to achieve provable fusion (but have a fusor chamber and proper vacuum system): First, and very difficult is obtaining a proper power ...
by danielchristensen
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Reactor Plasma Imaging
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Reactor Plasma Imaging

... inception of our project was centered around an interesting piece of vacuum hardware (pictured below) that allows movement of a stick around the ... we designed, tested, and built a high impedance voltage divider and safety network with a ratio of 100/1 and an input impedance of 20 megaohms. ...
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: 1512

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

... on aluminum and stainless. That said, I assembled my first "real" vacuum equipment using soft solder and it is still going strong. - Silver ... 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. - ...
by Michael Bretti
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Viable design?
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: Viable design?

... load. First off, what pressure levels is it operating at? Is this a vacuum based system, or at atmosphere or higher? Just generating an arc or ... relating breakdown voltage, pressure, and gas fill? Note also the safety considerations - arcing through deuterium can create explosive conditions ...
by Michael Bretti
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System
Replies: 58
Views: 15432

Re: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System

... Below is a rendering of the V2 design: 2.75 Conflat Multipurpose High Vacuum System V2.jpg The new inline valve would allow for a more direct pumping ... of 2.83 L/s, much more than is required for this system with a good safety margin. This should allow me to still attain 600 L/s at the pump inlet, ...
by Michael Bretti
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Double-Checking Diffusion Pump before Buying
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: Double-Checking Diffusion Pump before Buying

... I am now on my fourth design iteration for my chamber, and my margin of safety for cost is slowly evaporating. It's another reason why I decided ... for my system, as well as fully immersing myself in the study of high vacuum engineering - looking and waiting for parts can take a long time, ...
by Michael Bretti
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Small Scale Multi-Purpose High Vacuum Chamber
Replies: 5
Views: 1831

Re: Small Scale Multi-Purpose High Vacuum Chamber

... and optimizing my system, I have been diving intensively into the high vacuum engineering calculations for my system. After many hours of scouring ... I am going with an 8CFM 2 stage backing pump for an extra bit of safety factor. In regards to the calculations, so far I have completed the ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: X radiation exposition
Replies: 11
Views: 2823

Re: X radiation exposition

Your poor vacuum certainly would be an issue if you had deuterium. In any case, as you see, your next ... at least 50 kV 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!) I use shielded/grounded ...