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by Dennis P Brown
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Panama
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Hello from Panama

... hose of sufficient length to prevent conduction and use this to connect the vacuum pump to that short metal tube - the pump MUST be grounded for safety.) Using the wine bottle, then a flat metal base plate can be used for common ground. Set's of "plasma physics" equations are useless without ...
by Dennis P Brown
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Mississauga
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Hello from Mississauga

... would all work and can, again, if one looks, be obtained for under $50. In any case, your bell jar should be shielded with a wire mesh cage for safety.
by Richard Hull
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Neon sign transformer, AC to DC
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: Neon sign transformer, AC to DC

The FAQs try to be complete within themselves. This includes pitfalls, safety precautions and much more than a quick rinse in the subjects related to fusor construction and all the minutia needed to be safe, sane and the many limiting factors known only to those who have trod the path.

Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: FAQs: High Voltage
Topic: #5 FAQ - Grounding in a fusor system
Replies: 8
Views: 3467

Re: #5 FAQ - Grounding in a fusor system

... focus of the star ground is a great idea. However, many power supplies of very high voltage have one pole of the output voltage case grounded as a safety measure. This forces you to do some internal wiring reworking to link the current system in prior to grounding of the case. It is a matter of ...
by alexcoglin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone from Imperial College, London (UK)
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Hello everyone from Imperial College, London (UK)

... power source at +/- 50kV). As a college-based team, we have access to strong vacuum pumps, deuterium, etc., but also have to toe the health and safety line very carefully, making this a slow project. Any tips in general, or ideas for how to make the fusor more interesting/efficient. For example, ...
by Joshua Guertler
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Radio waves to increase fusion yield
Replies: 12
Views: 1728

Re: Radio waves to increase fusion yield

... Mr. Hull, Just to confirm, can I place the RF magnetron such that it faces directly at the operating inner grid? I ask this due to potential safety concerns with the electronics. Also, would such an approach function at pressures of 5-20 microns when the inner grid has 40 kV DC applied to ...
by Taylor Shead
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Arlington, TX, USA
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Hello from Arlington, TX, USA

... be able to pitch to the school the idea for funding for a fusor. However I know this wouldn't be a small task between finding a place for it and safety and the big question: WHY? I know people have done experiments outside of their fusors being 'art projects' but I am no expert on this yet. This ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Jan Ruge Fusion Attempt @ Chaos Darmstadt
Replies: 13
Views: 2925

Re: Jan Ruge Fusion Attempt @ Chaos Darmstadt

... My potential x-ray flux would have been of great concern if I hadn't bias my target. Your method is certainly better suited for high voltage safety as long as your vacuum housing near the HV input is well grounded. Your system performance will be better at the lowest possible vacuum - achieving ...
by Dan Knapp
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: The start towards Fusion
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: The start towards Fusion

Jess, I commend you on your creativity, but I must admonish you that you created a significant safety hazard. Any glass vacuum chamber carries some risk, but that glass jar is totally unsuited for vacuum use, especially with plasma inside. Even a glass vessel designed ...
by Jonathan Davis
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: What vacuum chamber do I use?
Replies: 18
Views: 2088

Re: What vacuum chamber do I use?

Do you have any pictures, and are there any extra benefits to using 'pipe-tee' systems? (Cost, safety, efficiency)
Thanks!
Jonathan :)