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From: "Steve Jones"
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Subject: Re: Small Tesla Coil
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 16:42:31 -0000
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Here is an excellent end to this discussion
A complete reasoning from the experts.
"John Woodgate" wrote in message
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Jordan wrote
> (in ) about 'Small
> Tesla Coil', on Mon, 25 Nov 2002:
> >Hmm... I just thought of something. Maybe if there was a rod sticking out
> >which the plasma surrounded (which was retractable), instead of just only
> >making the beam? This way a real sword fight could take place, and
> >the length of the beam would be easier too(it would only extend to the
> >length of the rod). The only problem is how to keep the plasma from
> >vaporizing the rod itself... Just adding in my two cents,
> There is no reason to suppose the plasma would vaporize the rod. It's
> the 10 MV at 10 MHz (round figures) to earth on the rod that is more
> dangerous to the wielder than to any opponent!
> Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only.
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