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Saying that, the Van De Graaff generator springs to mind. Having the smaller sphere closer to the larger gets a reasonable but constant charge going through. Moving it further away obviously means the charge has to build to arc across the gap. Though I couldn't tell you if that'd transfer to the VRG. Guess there's one way to find out what difference it makes.
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I thought gaps were for decreasing the juice but I'm no electricity expert either.
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Oh geez, I just set Dave up again.
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Just marking this convo....I'm in the same boat.
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On 2012-08-18 23:09, Rotten wrote:
Oh geez, I just set Dave up again.


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Hey Dave, mind the gap!
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If I am correct, Gaps are for increasing the frequency, not voltage, your capacitor bank increases the voltage. I am an electrician, and built Tesla Coils however its still rocket science to me. Magical, if you will...
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How does increasing the frequency effect things? (What is rocket science to you, is quantum physics to me)
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Well, let me preface this with by no means do I really know what I am talking about. But the principle is that the high voltage, and low amperage is still extremely dangerous but the high frequency is what makes the energy run across the outer layers of derma instead of a deeper path that would theoretically cook or stop ones heart. Truly the research on high frequency energy is still inconclusive. Most coilers will tell you that direct contact however painless, still isn't a good idea.
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That actually makes some sense. Thanks.
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How does increasing the frequency effect things? (What is rocket science to you, is quantum physics to me)


Pish ...... T'was just day dreaming to Einstein.
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I have some old Abbott's plans, and notice that the legs have glass insulators at the ends.
Is is a good idea to NOT have your feet touch the floor?
What other safety tips are worth knowing when working with this apparatus?
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Finding that copper plate is proving to be a challenge. I'll find it yet....
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Ask a place that specializes in gutters. Or a metal shop.
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Thrift stores are a good source for big brass plates. The big ones people use for decoration. You might get lucky and find a copper one, but I can't imagine brass is a bad alternative. Actually, an aluminum baking sheet is probably just as good and cheap.
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Go with copper.
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Holy cow!! Thanks Jim.
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I think I found mine at Ace Hardware.
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