Super thick HV cable

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Joshua Turbyfill
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Super thick HV cable

Post by Joshua Turbyfill » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:26 am

I have this super thick cable (I believe its from an X ray machine but i'm not sure). Its 3/4" thick and 9.5 feet long.

Does anyone have any idea what its voltage rating could be and how much its worth?

Thanks.
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Re: Super thick HV cable

Post by John Futter » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:21 am

At least 70kV

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Re: Super thick HV cable

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:16 am

Like John said... 70kv ....And, are you planning on selling it? What's it worth??!!

Copper value about 40 cents at any scrap yard...
If you buy this length from a scrap yard cutting it off gear found there, expect to pay about $1.00....
As a chopped off hunk of x-ray cable on e-bay... Only as much as some unknown person is willing to pay for it.
I have this exact silicone supple cable, about 10 feet of it, from a hamfest....I paid $5.00.
The new cable, retail by a supplier who will sell it in only a 25 foot roll perhaps $200 or more for the roll.

As you can see, the price and value varies a lot.

The right idiot in grave and immediate need would easily pay maybe $50 for it, so that he doesn't have to wait about for such a rarity to appear and is too lazy, but well funded, to scrounge for it.

It is great for fusor work provided the user/buyer knows how to connect it to his/her system.

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Re: Super thick HV cable

Post by Joshua Turbyfill » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:08 am

Yeah someone wants to buy it.

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