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by Rex Allers
Sun May 08, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Fusion Reactor Video
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Re: Fusion Reactor Video

The video is very well done.

Not fusor-related, but I'm curious what editing software was used? Was it done on a Mac, PC, etc. ?
by Rex Allers
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum Levels and Plasma Extinguishment
Replies: 18
Views: 6141

Re: Vacuum Levels and Plasma Extinguishment

Richard, thanks for another great discussion of the realities of things that might matter. I think I was aware of the stuff you just described from reading several earlier posts. Unless anyone else adds anything enlightening, I guess I'll go back to not worrying about why Paschen curves don't seem t...
by Rex Allers
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum Levels and Plasma Extinguishment
Replies: 18
Views: 6141

Re: Vacuum Levels and Plasma Extinguishment

When I posted a reply to Dave on Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:50 am, I also asked a question that nobody commented on. Basically, what I understand as normal operating pressure for a fusor seems to be below any part of Paschen curves that I have seen. I was hoping that someone would tell me I got something w...
by Rex Allers
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Super-Bee gives no 0.0 pressure reading...
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

Re: Super-Bee gives no 0.0 pressure reading...

Did you make any effort to get and read the user manual? A quick web search found this on the manufacturer site... http://www.instrutechinc.com/site/files/1082/126098/427477/756405/000312_Manual_CVM201_Super_BeeV123.pdf You didn't mention the model number but I guess that is the one you have. A quic...
by Rex Allers
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum Levels and Plasma Extinguishment
Replies: 18
Views: 6141

Re: Vacuum Levels and Plasma Extinguishment

Dave, Looking at your chart where you placed the Paschen curves on your pressure chart caused me to think again about something I've never understood. I still haven't set up a fusor, myself, not even a demo one. Anyway let me try to say what I think regarding your graphics and then add my own questi...
by Rex Allers
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: RARSFest 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Re: RARSFest 2016

I'm on the other side of the country so I wasn't aware of that hamfest. Looks like a nice one, and rain-proof.

Did any nifty stuff entice you to take it home?
by Rex Allers
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Need HV connector for Spellman XLF
Replies: 10
Views: 7130

Re: Need HV connector for Spellman XLF

I'm no expert, especially on Spellman since I only have Glassman supplies. This stuff has been discussed before but in a quick search I didn't find exactly what I think I remember in the best posts. For the Glassman supplies I have made my own supply-end HV connectors by drilling out a PL-259 connec...
by Rex Allers
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Deuterium storage
Replies: 13
Views: 7380

Re: Deuterium storage

Corby, I don't have a working fusor yet, so I'm in no position to try it. I don't have any bottled D2 either. The difficulty of obtaining D2 gas is what makes the electrolysis interesting. I went ahead and bought a Hydrofill and one HydroStik from Jameco, and it came already. I of course immediately...
by Rex Allers
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Deuterium storage
Replies: 13
Views: 7380

Re: Deuterium storage

Interesting stuff on the HydroStik. I hadn't seen them before. Seems they are made by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies -- http://www.horizonfuelcell.com/ I gather the original was HydroStik and now there is HydroStik Pro. The charging unit, Hydrofill, also has a Pro version. The spec for HydroStik say...
by Rex Allers
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: X-ray transformer modifications
Replies: 22
Views: 11328

Re: X-ray transformer modifications

Richard said, "The plus/minus change should be simple and involve the rectifiers and their connections only." In my post, I was trying to point out that the original design was already a DUAL full wave rectifier, BOTH plus and minus relative to ground. My point was ignore the plus output (or save it...