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by Eldarion
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: HV diode
Replies: 6
Views: 3038

HV diode

I have some diodes rated for 1kv 1a, and more fore 400v and 5av, both rated at 1 amp, surge of 30 amps, can these be used in a series as a HV diode for a 5.6kv transformer?
by Eldarion
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Material used in wire grid
Replies: 1
Views: 1709

Re: Material used in wire grid

<t>Stainless steel wire is a commonly used material, and good for a person starting out, as it is cheap and relatively easy to work with. Other metals, such as tantalium and tungsten, are much more expensive and harder to work with; however, these grids will last considerably longer than stainless s...
by Eldarion
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Cloud Chamber Efficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Re: Cloud Chamber Efficiency

<t>So what you are saying is that unless operating at higher voltages, this should only be used as a secondary method of detection? Sorry for earlier miscommunications, but through proton recoil, it is indirectly measuring neutrons. Although it does not detect the neutrons itself, it detects the pre...
by Eldarion
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Cloud Chamber Efficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Re: Cloud Chamber Efficiency

I have looked at the posts for cloud chambers, but none of them mention if if is good enough to detect fusion from a fusor operating at around the 15,000 volt range.
by Eldarion
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Cloud Chamber Efficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Cloud Chamber Efficiency

<t>How efficient would a cloud chamber b in neutron detection. This is about the cheapest way that I can think of for detecting neutrons, but I do not know how well it would detect neutron radiation. Would it be able to effectively detect neutrons from a fusor operating in the 10-15KV range? I once ...
by Eldarion
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Make a spot welder
Replies: 31
Views: 13040

Re: Make a spot welder

does anyone know how to build a TiG welder from similar stuff?
by Eldarion
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Positive HV Fusor
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: Positive HV Fusor

It has been used before.
by Eldarion
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Positive HV Fusor
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Positive HV Fusor

I have come across many references saying that fusors may be run using a positive HV power supply although few people choose to do so. Does anyone know how to do this? I have not been able to find references for that.
by Eldarion
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 9
Views: 4387

Re: Power Supply

Does anyone know how to reverse the polarity to negitive???
by Eldarion
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Reversing Voltage Currents
Replies: 1
Views: 1815

Reversing Voltage Currents

<t>I need two questions answered before moving on to the construction of my fusor. The first is how to reverse a positive HV current to negitive? The second question is how do you get a fusor to run off positive power? I have found many refrences to this being possible, but none of these say how to ...