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#135870 - 02/15/03 08:35 PM Basic Electrical Things
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Paul has started something here,
With respect to experimentation, how many of you people have built something like a Jacob's Ladder or a Tesla Coil, or even a battery made from a lemon or a spud or a
few cups of beer.
This is what got me started in the Trade,
pure Experimentation, do you have a similar story, or do you enjoy just having a go at things such as this?.
It's the simple things in life that matter.
Your input please-
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#135871 - 02/17/03 06:10 PM Re: Basic Electrical Things
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Trumpy,

Have setup a few Neon Transformers' High Voltage Secondaries to run a nice fat plasma upwards, across probes made from #12 Steel wire (used with T-Bar Ceilings).
These were 15 KV, 450 VA Transformers.

I have a 9 KV, +/- 300 VA Transformer hiding somewhere. If it comes out of hiding, I'll set it up, get some Digital Shots of the thing pushing a Plasma up the leads, then post the image.


Scott35 S.E.T.

BTW, my friends did not like the time period when I studied things like Capacitance!!!
(AKA... "Hey, grab this silver thing, please!!!" .... "OOOOOWWWWWWWCCCCHHH ,,,, @#%*&@!",,,......)

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#135872 - 02/17/03 08:05 PM Re: Basic Electrical Things
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now that bring me memories about experments once i did make a "lighting aresster" i use old oil burner transformer and make a instering effect to make it more stronger one i use a GM HEI ingtion coil it do spit out little over 45 kv!! and use that with horn gap and show the lighting effects it look very cool

merci marc
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#135873 - 02/17/03 09:58 PM Re: Basic Electrical Things
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Scott,
That sounds pretty cool, I would mind having a look at that one!.
Although, I don't really like the idea of touching the output, when it's turned on.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 02-18-2003).]
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#135874 - 02/22/03 09:28 PM Re: Basic Electrical Things
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Scott,
Have you a list of simple Electrical Projects, for a few young Amateur Radio trainees,I have been asked to teach a class, I've got any Diagrams, could you please give me some help?.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 03-05-2003).]
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#135875 - 02/23/03 09:20 AM Re: Basic Electrical Things
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In my trade school the teacher made "Jacob's Ladder" with two of the stools we used to sit on, 3 feet high (1 Meter) tapperd metal stool, he put it on the wood bench and hooked it up to neon a transformer.

It was working great and the class clown starts putting his foot in between the stools then we all saw a perfect arc find a hole in the heel of his boot and at the toe, it was great to watch him jump.

Same class we cooked hot dogs with 2 nails and 208 volts.
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#135876 - 02/26/03 10:00 PM Re: Basic Electrical Things
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iwire,
That must have been pretty impressive seeing that guy put his foot between the stools!
I tried that trick, with the sausage and the nails, unfortunately, I used 400V, did'nt work too well, still cleaning sausage-meat off of the walls and ceiling, will try 230V,if there is a next time.
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#135877 - 03/04/03 10:30 PM Re: Basic Electrical Things
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Scott35,
Sorry about the mucking around,
what I meant to say was the fact that I have no Circuit Diagrams, we started off with a Crystal Set Radio, and all of the people were asked to build one, next was a 1 transistor amp.
Still working on the next lesson, will be a push-pull amp.
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#135878 - 03/05/03 06:46 PM Re: Basic Electrical Things
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Trumpy,
Let me know what types of circuit schematics you would like, and I'll see what can be done

Also, here's some images from the high voltage neon transformer (I found it!!!):

Here's some shots of the H.V. Neon Transformer, converted into a "Jacobs Ladder" Plasma producer.
*****Page #1 of 2*****



Fig. 1.1: Transformer with 1" Plasma at the bottom of the "Ladder Wires"



Fig. 1.2: Close-up of 2½ Plasma



Fig. 1.3: Digital Camera wasn't quick enough to catch the Plasma in one place,
so it appears as multiple Plasmas



Fig. 1.4: Another multi Plasma looking image



Fig. 1.5: Fat Plasma at around 3" wide gap.

Scott35 S.E.T.

(P.S. More Images to follow on next page)
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#135879 - 03/05/03 06:48 PM Re: Basic Electrical Things
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H.V. Neon Transformer, converted into a "Jacobs Ladder" Plasma producer.
*****Page# 2 of 2*****



Fig. 2.1:



Fig. 2.2:



Fig. 2.3:



Fig. 2.4:



Fig. 2.5:

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Scott35 S.E.T.

Posted on 03.05.2003 @ 18:48:00 PST
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