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by Cameron Palte
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: X-Ray Transformer Construction Primary Coil Count
Replies: 3
Views: 3131

X-Ray Transformer Construction Primary Coil Count

Hello all, Recently I have been researching into the theory used in transformer construction particularly how the voltage and current scale from the primary to the secondary (without inefficiencies) etc. I understand how for example if I have a 240v input that I want to increase to 72kV on the secon...
by Cameron Palte
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Fusor.net is hopelessly lost into the noise.
Replies: 16
Views: 18102

Re: Fusor.net is hopelessly lost into the noise.

Just one quick opinion since I am partially guilty of the problems the site has been having. People are used to general forums. You have a question about the vacuum you ask it in the vacuum technology section - it is uncommon to read all the FAQs or ask questions in one subforum. There are several w...
by Cameron Palte
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Plasma Club Entry
Replies: 1
Views: 1342

Plasma Club Entry

Finally finished constructing the beginning of my fusor, and I am interested in trying to get accepted into the plasma club. Chamber: 2.75" Conflat Cross Power: 9 kV 60 mA Neon Transformer Vacuum: Unknown (no suitable vacuum gauge yet) Picture attached. Also wanted to ask a quick question. I bought ...
by Cameron Palte
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Rectifier with X-Ray Transformer
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Re: Rectifier with X-Ray Transformer

Would I go about rectifying with a single diode by just running the output through one diode and then taking that output to my fusor?
by Cameron Palte
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Rectifier with X-Ray Transformer
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Re: Rectifier with X-Ray Transformer

Could this be moved to the new users chat area - I made the mistake of posting it here again.
by Cameron Palte
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Rectifier with X-Ray Transformer
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Rectifier with X-Ray Transformer

Hello, Recently, I completed my demo fusor using the guide from makezine and I noticed how the rectifier was made using the two outputs from the neon transformer as the inputs with the single output from the middle. However, my x-ray transformer only has one output which I assume is negative. As a r...
by Cameron Palte
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Halve Voltage
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Re: Halve Voltage

Is there a way to decrease the voltage if you don't care about current.

Could I turn down a transformer voltage from 60 kV to 45 mV assuming I'm ok with losing or gaining some current either way.
by Cameron Palte
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Halve Voltage
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Halve Voltage

Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if there is a good way to halve the voltage from a transformer. I.E., if I had a neon transformer that outputted 9 kV and 60 mA would there be a good way to halve the voltage and double the current?
by Cameron Palte
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Demo Fusor Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 2302

Re: Demo Fusor Problems

I don't have a good enough vacuum gauge. I'm not seeing any leaks though and the oil level looks fine.
by Cameron Palte
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Demo Fusor Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 2302

Demo Fusor Problems

Hi Everyone, I recently completed my demo fusor (used the design from make magazine). However, the problem that I am having is that rather than getting a purple glow, I am getting an orange arcing. The inner grid is arcing with the top and bottom of the chamber (which are grounded). More so, it is g...