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by Cristiano_Machado
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Commentary on Doing Fusion
Replies: 15
Views: 808

Re: Commentary on Doing Fusion

... a fusor. I am teaching and guiding him during this journey, and he is doing most of work by himself, but sometimes he just can't do it alone for safety and economic reasons, and I am sure other fathers around here doesn't let their kids do some steps. I respect Richard position, about have a ...
by Rich Feldman
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Demo Fusor troubleshooting
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Demo Fusor troubleshooting

... your NST can give, without the secondary voltage getting very high, even with full primary voltage. But that has nothing to do with "tripping the safety". You could short the outputs of NST to each other with a metal wire, and it would be happy for decades. Normal neon sign operation is much closer ...
by Anthony_Saffioti
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Demo Fusor troubleshooting
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Demo Fusor troubleshooting

My fusor setup looks good, but I can't increase my voltage passed a certain point without tripping the safety on the transformer. I checked my rectifier, changed the size of the inner grid, changed the outer grid, checked voltage, resistance, and current, especially at the ...
by Sven Andersson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Slightly OT question on high voltages and electric arcs...
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Slightly OT question on high voltages and electric arcs...

... kV) voltage across. Would this work? The arc is not electrically neutral so it may be displaced in one direction or the other. Of course there are safety concerns with this kind of experiment, but if one isolates the whole setup and touches the controls for the electric arc with long plastic rods, ...
by Dennis P Brown
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Advice for using microwaves to ionize deuterium?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Advice for using microwaves to ionize deuterium?

... This methodology just isn't viable for someone that has no microwave experience with safe, low level systems. Fusors have a number of special safety issues but microwave heating isn't something that offers much in the way of benefit but since oven units are cheaply available as junk, I find ...
by Bob Reite
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Advice for using microwaves to ionize deuterium?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Advice for using microwaves to ionize deuterium?

... would probably require a screen as well. I do agree that experimenting with 2.4 GHz at any sort of power requires the investment in a personal RF safety monitor and training in RF safety procedures. But other challenges await! Unlike the home microwave oven, which (as long as you put food in it) ...
by Nathan Pennie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Boston
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Hello from Boston

... the "no ignition coils post") I also do understand that this would be very dangerous. I will take care to read as much as I can about high voltage safety in addition to consulting several people who are knowledgeable on the subject. Thanks!
by Dennis P Brown
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Advice for using microwaves to ionize deuterium?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Advice for using microwaves to ionize deuterium?

Anyone trying to use standard microwave oven sources that isn't an expert is asking for major safety trouble. Creating an absolutely EMF shielded fusor or other device is extremely difficult and any failure results in the experimenter getting bathed in microwaves that ...
by Richard Hull
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: FAQs: Fusor Construction & Operation
Topic: FAQ - How to conserve D2 gas and avoid leak down
Replies: 0
Views: 256

FAQ - How to conserve D2 gas and avoid leak down

... down over time when not in use. Naturally, if you are not using your fusion system, you must close the deuterium tank or bottle valve. this is for safety sake and just common sense. Over days or weeks the high pressure gauge typically falls to zero. Following Carl's suggestion, I ordered my custom ...
by ian_krase
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: H2 Regulator Issues?
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: H2 Regulator Issues?

NOOOOOOOO! DO NOT BLOCK SAFETY VALVES! IT DOESN'T HELP!