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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: 796

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: 528

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: 4275

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: 4275

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: 4275

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: 4275

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: 574

Re: More Fusion

... would be to locate the gate valve on the opposite side from the high voltage electrode for safety reasons. This way you don't accidentally touch it as you operate the valve!
by Roger Harrison
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:59 am
 
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: More Fusion
Replies: 4
Views: 16809

FAQ - A neutron moderator for activation/detection

... rods with a 1/4 x 20 die.) I did this due to the proximity of the high voltage terminal to the top of the neutorn oven. (see images). One doesn't ... metallic object close to 45,000 volts. These insulating rods are a safety factor. You could design this to go under the fusor, leaving room ...
by Richard Hull
Mon May 09, 2016 6:28 am
 
Forum: FAQs: Neutron - Radiation Detection
Topic: FAQ - A neutron moderator for activation/detection
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Hello

... things as a hobby. I was led here in hope to introduce myself to high voltage designs and safety. The idea to try and make myself a fuser also sounds tempting. ) Thanks for all your ...
by Sergey Filipkov
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 538
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