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Offline MRMILSTAR

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Re: I have fried my router!
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2020, 11:29:30 PM »
Do not touch the sparks regardless of what you see people doing on Youtube! Even though you may not feel much, that current is flowing through your body. You don't feel much because your nerves do not respond to frequencies in the Tesla coil range but that current is still flowing through your body.

Don't believe that skin effect myth either. The skin effect is only significant for excellent conductors such as copper, gold, silver, or aluminum. Your body is a poor conductor and the skin depth extends pretty much all the way through your body. If the power of your coil is significant, you can be doing nerve damage and/or partially cooking your internal body parts. You can also get skin burns.

I have seen videos of people letting Tesla coils with output power of several kilowatts and more discharge through their body, even their head! They are idiots and are conducting an experiment with unknown results on their body. The damage to their body may not show up until years later. Use common sense. Do you think that its a good idea to let kilowatts or even hundreds of watts of power flow through your body even if you can't feel it? Its OK to touch the output of a very low power coil such as a plasma ball or small battery-powered models but not any coil with any significant power output. I never let anyone touch the streamers from any of my Tesla coils no matter what the power level is.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2020, 11:45:37 PM by MRMILSTAR »
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Re: I have fried my router!
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2020, 09:50:44 AM »
Thank you for your response.

Ok. Yes, I am not going to do because people do it in youtube. But I was curious about that.

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Re: I have fried my router!
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2020, 04:17:46 PM »
Today I tried a very bit top load. I used 2 cake molds of thick aluminium foil with a copper needle attached. It act as a capacitor becauuse I only see arcs if I bring a metal piece closer. But make 1 arcs every 0,6 seconds aprox. It charge and discharge. But the arcs are very small. It works much better without top load. Size doesn´t matter.

But the importan thing here is that I am learning a lot about electricity and I love that.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2020, 04:23:27 PM by Alberto »

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