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Re: High voltage Fusor grade x-former score (Temporary)

... resistor. the shielded cable will carry the .1 or .2 volt DC level, noise free, to the meter. An NE-2 lamp across the resistor would be an added safety feature. If it lights, your shell is hot. Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:09 am
 
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: High voltage Fusor grade x-former score (Temporary)
Replies: 32
Views: 4790

Re: High voltage Fusor grade x-former score (Temporary)

... the x-former's current output through an analog meter at the fusor high voltage input. This should work since the meter is isolated and with its ... are identical. If the milli-amp meter does fails, really no lost nor is safety compromised. I have enclosed a meter in a plastic housing and put ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:31 am
 
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: High voltage Fusor grade x-former score (Temporary)
Replies: 32
Views: 4790

ADDITIONAL Sources of High Voltage Safety Info

I've read the FAQ here on high voltage safety, but I'm really interested in reading a lot more about high voltage safety before I turn on my HV ...
by Alexander Leverone
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:20 pm
 
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: ADDITIONAL Sources of High Voltage Safety Info
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Re: safety and sercurity

... one builds their fusor and the type will determine what is safe. A low voltage plasma device made using metal and a proper vacuum safe window is ... equipment for the neutrons. This should answer the question about safety ... read the various FAQ's on the given topics here at the forum. ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:58 pm
 
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: safety and sercurity
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Two noobish questions

Have you found your way to the 'FAQs: High Voltage' section? There are a couple ways to get there. My recommendation: Go to ... the "outside" ends of the series coils. Since, for common sense and safety, we must reference our HV to ground, we can only use the voltage of 1/2 the ...
by Rex Allers
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:10 pm
 
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Two noobish questions
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: High Voltage Power Supply

... on it!!! If not, it has a grounded polarity like 99.9% of all high voltage supplies. The key here is does the owner even know what he has or ... always grounded. It make for a much, much easier build and far improved safety issues. Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:33 pm
 
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: High Voltage Power Supply
Replies: 39
Views: 4780

Re: High Voltage Power Supply

Thanks Richard and Andrew. Also Andrew I very much agree about the safety issues with HV. When I first started I thought that the biggest safety issue would be radiation. HV is clearly a big issue as well. "Most fusioneers manufacture their own "negative ...
by Thomas Price
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:23 pm
 
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: High Voltage Power Supply
Replies: 39
Views: 4780

Re: High Voltage Power Supply

Thomas Price wrote:Richard... I am not certain what you mean by the polarity question?

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Thomas do some more reading here: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9107

Also, PLEASE make sure to do a LOT more reading on HV safety.
by Andrew Robinson
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:00 pm
 
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: High Voltage Power Supply
Replies: 39
Views: 4780

Re: High Voltage Power Supply

All really high voltage supplies have one side of the supply grounded for safety and engineering reasons. I doubt you will ever find a totally floating plus/minus supply that you can ...
by Richard Hull
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:43 am
 
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: High Voltage Power Supply
Replies: 39
Views: 4780

Introduction

... engineer, and many other things. I collect (and love to play with) high voltage "stuff". Building a dual Jacobs ladder (two arcs sharing ... of this from scrounged parts, I bought some things in the interest of safety and reliability. I just picked up a set of 2 new pole pigs (line transformers) ...
by James_Chenault
Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:00 am
 
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 674
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