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New HV delivery system?

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:13 pm
by JoshBlough
I was thinking a capacitor is just 2 plates separated by a dialectic.
If one was using a glass vacuum chamber. Could one incorporate capacitors in the basic design. One plate outside. One plate inside.
Does anyone else see where I am going with this. Or any problems in such a HV delivery ?

I am new to all of this and half the theory. This is a actual question.....Not a troll...

Re: New HV delivery system?

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 pm
by Rich Feldman
Welcome, and thanks for asserting that you are not a troll.

I do need a picture to see where you are going with this.

Sure, you can make a capacitor with one plate outside the vacuum chamber and one plate inside.
It can conduct high frequency AC current, and transfer electric power through a glass barrier without relying on "radiation".

Are you a novice regarding principles of electricity? Here are two important obstacles to your plan.
1) Fusors run on DC, and a capacitor can't conduct DC continuously.
2) You need to define a complete electric circuit, including at least a power source and _two_ electrodes touching the rarefied gas.
It would be different if you were making a plasma globe.
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