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But nothing like this one

I used straws and a reel of foil, and an olde computer monitor

This man seems to have gone a bit further with his research

http://jlnlabs.imars.com/lifters/maximus2/index.htm
 
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That could be a very SHOCKING experience CH
 
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kalamar said:
That could be a very SHOCKING experience CH
Struth... that last video made my hair stand on end but he didn't seem phased
O-Ha
 
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I started wearing rubber gloves around that time (and still put them on for special occasions).

The LOPT voltages in a computer monitor can be used for these experiments, but I was really hoping to blag the one out of the Panasonic back projector TV, these were rated at 42-45kV.
 
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These experiments have potential......
 
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Potentially different anyway.

L.
 
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I started wearing rubber gloves around that time (and still put them on for special occasions).

The LOPT voltages in a computer monitor can be used for these experiments, but I was really hoping to blag the one out of the Panasonic back projector TV, these were rated at 42-45kV.
Only just noticed this thread and the above in particular - I once had to do some radiation level tests for 30kV projection tubes in TVs destined for the USA (they never actually got there - the company went bust several times!) and the FDA (or whatever it was then)-required tests meant that I had to take the anode voltages up to around 50kV, courtesy of a PSU lent to us by Hunting Hivolt. At that voltage, everything was very "hairy" to say the least - even with the tubes in a specially built perspex enclosure, they were flashing over the dag almost everywhere, and I blew up at least one AVO 8 used for measuring the anode current.

Avoided get any shocks myself, but "be very careful what you wish for"!!!:rolleyes:
 
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Oh, I got shocks.

Which makes the whole idea of these things taking off/ landing and some maintenance by the crew somewhat absurd until the basics are sorted.

No sharp edges would be a first.
 
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"Flash", "Bang", "What a Picture" (of dead crew, maintenance guys, bystanders - or whoever!) !:)
 
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