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by Dennis P Brown
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From a High school in Indiana
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Re: Hello From a High school in Indiana

... of obtaining of deuterium gas can be a serious challenge and one you need to decide on how to solve for a "reactor" (as in a working fusor.) Safety is critical if the school will support your group so you need to be able to address those very serious issues to their satisfaction. Funding ...
by Chris Giles
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Use of a Precipatator Power Supply
Replies: 19
Views: 2542

Re: Use of a Precipatator Power Supply

... rather expecting both positive and negative to be floating wrt ground (or rather the primary circuit). That seems very inadequate as far as safety goes since it could arc from the HV to the primary side. This is what has been reported in the 2nd post “. .if you tie one of HV terminals to ...
by Dennis P Brown
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Wisconsin!
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Hello from Wisconsin!

You will not just find some useful information but a lot of essential information including safety and a lot of how-to that is both practical and accessible; if you ever get far enough to actually try and build a real fusor, the many posts on a host of topics as well ...
by ian_krase
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Fusor Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Fusor Plan

... you actually need to replace some of the ferrules with rubber O-rings or something -- the ferrules cannot bite into hard, brittle ceramics. 3. For safety I highly recommend making the connection of the HV supply wire to the top of your feedthrough as secure as humanly possible. 4. I don't think ...
by John Myers
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: WA6-30N High Voltage Enable
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: WA6-30N High Voltage Enable

Are you you enabling (shorting) the safety interlock before plugging in the AC power?

Section 3-1 in the manual shows the steps you need to follow.
Section 4-4 states that if the interlock is opened the output is cut off until the AC power is removed and turned on again.
by Dennis P Brown
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 6763

Re: Couple of questions

Educating people on safety is always a good idea since it helps people develop lifelong respect for such dangers - as all would agree, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I certainly have seen many an educated scientist ...
by Rich Feldman
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 6763

Re: Couple of questions

... between patient and detector. https://radiopaedia.org/articles/grids Dennis, please keep raising flags when someone appears to be cavalier about safety. Never my intent, but writers might not recognize a possible misinterpretation. When I once showed wire-balling arcs and a xenon short-arc lamp ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 6763

Re: Couple of questions

... over 20 kV.) One must calculate the thickness using the max voltage your system will have. Agree with Ian that good ground system is critical for safety as well as using proper high voltage cable (i.e. correct voltage rating)! Valid grounding is absolutely necessary so one does not 'float' their ...
by steventw
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 6763

Couple of questions

Hi I got my vacuum chamber that going to use and pump Parents wanting plenty of safety features So wondering where could source some lead sheeting from to make a box for chamber to go in for neutron absorption And what would a faraday cage be good to make out of ...
by Dan Knapp
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Ballast resistor construction
Replies: 11
Views: 2639

Re: Ballast resistor construction

... a brute force x-ray transformer supply, but without rapid fine tuning, it’s hard to keep it stable. I’m keeping the resistors inside the tube for safety and hoping convection will keep the ozone cleared, but I may need to add a blower at the bottom. Thanks for the feedback on this.