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by Joshua Turbyfill
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Progress... or lack thereof
Replies: 7
Views: 5262

Re: Progress... or lack thereof

The main chamber section is now ready to mount, and I've just finished my overhaul of the entire vacuum system. I wasn't satisfied with the 60 l/s TPU-60, and since my vacuum chamber had an extra 8" flange, I had purchased a Pfeiffer TMU-521 along with a TC600 built in controller, DCU001 external co...
by Joshua Turbyfill
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Progress... or lack thereof
Replies: 7
Views: 5262

Re: Progress... or lack thereof

I bought them for $60 each on eBay - A small vacuum pump supplier was moving locations and didn't want to deal with transporting them.
by Joshua Turbyfill
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: TMH-260 Turbo
Replies: 16
Views: 9151

Re: TMH-260 Turbo

Hi Gustavo, Finding the correct wiring can be a real pain - also it might need 3-phase power to run. I tried this with my TMH pump and ended up just resorting to buying the controller. You might end up having to do the same. I've attached the pump's manual, that might be of help to you. Also, unless...
by Joshua Turbyfill
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Progress... or lack thereof
Replies: 7
Views: 5262

Re: Progress... or lack thereof

That's a good idea, I'll have to put some thought into it.

They used to, but it looks like they only made huge ones (1000 liter/s +)
by Joshua Turbyfill
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Progress... or lack thereof
Replies: 7
Views: 5262

Progress... or lack thereof

Hello everyone, Around six months ago I stopped working on the fusor to pursue other projects, so everything has pretty much just been boxed up and placed out of sight. Yesterday through I decided to get off my lazy ass and do something, so I can get this project moving forward like it should. In th...
by Joshua Turbyfill
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Fusor Progress - Joshua Turbyfill
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: Fusor Progress - Joshua Turbyfill

A lot of good info there.

I've got college starting now so my free time will be limited, but whenever you hear from me next I'll probably have some fusion tests to show. There's still plenty to do, namely new kit coming in and a minor chamber redesign.

Joshua Turbyfill
by Joshua Turbyfill
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Fusor Progress - Joshua Turbyfill
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: Fusor Progress - Joshua Turbyfill

Yeah, I'm using an extra multimeter for the current. That type of valve is great, but won't these needle valves offer similar precision? 20170818_132623.jpg 20170818_132632.jpg About the gaskets, I may have used some multiple times, although the flanges weren't torqued down fully. If this causes a l...
by Joshua Turbyfill
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Fusor Progress - Joshua Turbyfill
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: Fusor Progress - Joshua Turbyfill

Thanks guys, and I've updated the XRT schematic.
by Joshua Turbyfill
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Fusor Progress - Joshua Turbyfill
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Fusor Progress - Joshua Turbyfill

About two and a half months ago I decided to build a fusion reactor for the fun of it and as something to do over the summer before college. I've designed the reactor to be relatively portable and so that it can be remotely operated and monitored from up to 100ft away (although the deuterium line, p...