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#135870 - 02/16/03 12:35 AM 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 10:10 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 ,,,, @#%*&@!",,,......)

[Linked Image]


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#135872 - 02/18/03 12:05 AM 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 [Linked Image]

merci marc


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#135873 - 02/18/03 01:58 AM 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. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 02-18-2003).]


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#135874 - 02/23/03 01:28 AM 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?. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 03-05-2003).]


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#135875 - 02/23/03 01:20 PM 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.


Bob Badger
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#135876 - 02/27/03 02:00 AM Re: Basic Electrical Things  
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iwire,
That must have been pretty impressive seeing that guy put his foot between the stools! [Linked Image]
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. [Linked Image]


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#135877 - 03/05/03 02:30 AM 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. [Linked Image]


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#135878 - 03/05/03 10:46 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 [Linked Image]

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*****

[Linked Image]

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

[Linked Image]

Fig. 1.2: Close-up of 2½ Plasma

[Linked Image]

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

[Linked Image]

Fig. 1.4: Another multi Plasma looking image

[Linked Image]

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

Scott35 S.E.T.

(P.S. More Images to follow on next page)


Scott " 35 " Thompson
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#135879 - 03/05/03 10:48 PM Re: Basic Electrical Things  
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H.V. Neon Transformer, converted into a "Jacobs Ladder" Plasma producer.
*****Page# 2 of 2*****

[Linked Image]

Fig. 2.1:

[Linked Image]

Fig. 2.2:

[Linked Image]

Fig. 2.3:

[Linked Image]

Fig. 2.4:

[Linked Image]

Fig. 2.5:

-----end.

Scott35 S.E.T.

Posted on 03.05.2003 @ 18:48:00 PST


Scott " 35 " Thompson
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!

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