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by Tom McCarthy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Tom McCarthy's Fusor Efforts
Replies: 21
Views: 9243

Re: Archived - Tom McCarthy's Fusor Efforts

Thanks Richard, looking forward to getting it working.
by Tom McCarthy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Tom McCarthy's Fusor Efforts
Replies: 21
Views: 9243

Re: Archived - Tom McCarthy's Fusor Efforts

I knew it had been a while since I updated this thread, but didn't realise it was that long. I have an awful lot more equipment now - deuterium, needle valve, swagelok connections, flow meter, orifice, Hb feedthrough and power supply (no cable), turbopump and roughing pump all ass,bled and pumping t...
by Tom McCarthy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Hello from California

Samuel, Welcome to the forum, that’s a nice plasma. You may find it helpful to read up on the FAQs in the forum. There is a link to the FAQs located at the top of each sub forum - eg go into Fusor Construction and Operation and you’ll find FAQs things the top. Also, the Fusor detailed in the Make ma...
by Tom McCarthy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System
Replies: 58
Views: 18642

Re: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System

Michael, This is great, thanks for going to the the time of typing it all up and presenting. I’m learning a lot. One thing you mention - counter-intuitively, conductance for a short pipe can come out Lowe than a long pipe due to correction factors. As you’ve said, this is counter-intuitive. Are you ...
by Tom McCarthy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Brazil
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Hello from Brazil

Welcome to the forum Nicolau. I'm Tom, from Ireland. Roberto Ferrari, also active on the forum is based in Argentina, he is working on his own fusor. There are a number of topics in the "Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection" subforum related to instrumentation, mostly radiation detection. Someone migh...
by Tom McCarthy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Files
Topic: Matsusada WA6-30N Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 4147

Re: Matsusada WA6-30N Manual

Got a manual for it. See attached.

WA_Rev.1.0(new).pdf
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by Tom McCarthy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Files
Topic: Matsusada WA6-30N Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 4147

Re: Matsusada WA6-30N Manual

Had called them regarding cable and no luck, but didn't mention manual. Will do, thanks Jerry!
by Tom McCarthy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Files
Topic: Matsusada WA6-30N Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 4147

Matsusada WA6-30N Manual

I’m looking for a manual for my power supply, referenced in another thread:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=12054

As noted in that thread, I have no manual for the I/O connections on the supply. It would be a yuge help if anybody could provide one for the WA series.

Thanks.
by Tom McCarthy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: A Bunch of Failures
Replies: 46
Views: 7444

Re: A Bunch of Failures

Keep it running for an hour or so, should be hot to the touch, not just warm.

My pump kept improving noticeably after each such run for the first 3 I remember, note that I was starting off at about 40 microns and got to 10, somewhat different to your situation.