Base level source - High voltage components, parts

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Base level source - High voltage components, parts

Post by Richard Hull » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:13 am

I am loath to post this one. The reason being, we will be asked by a hundred newbies if this of that supply or component is good for a fusor. To use this source wisely, you must be proficient in high voltage supply construction and design. Lots of great, hard to get components at suitable prices for those capable and driven to make their own HV fusor supplies.

Note: this site caters to a lot of folks off in their own little world of spirit hunting, UFO hunting, divining, etc. However, this firm has been around since hector was a pup and are just following their American capitalist dream in supplying all who visit their site, from the guys with tin foil hats to serious builders of scientific gear. Gotta' feed the crazies and collect their money as well as take the dough from those who are amateur scientists and professionals. Sort of the ideal of covering all bases without regard to mental status of folks with cash in hand. I am just glad they don't sell dynamite.

Bottom line they have really good, usable HV stuff if you have the smarts to use it wisely and safely in your effort to make a suitable fusor supply.

https://www.amazing1.com/

I think in a number of past forum postings, Information Unlimited's URL has been posted. Now, it is in a great location for all future folk here to go to with ease.

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Re: Base level source - High voltage components, parts

Post by Richard Hull » Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:47 pm

Special, bizarre and very useful HV feedthroughs for demo fusors and for ion gun HV extractor, etc. can be automotive spark plugs!!
You will have to poke about a bit, but on-line spark plug vendors for racing and special app plugs can produce a useable HV feed through with a little hack sawing or machining can produce a fine feed through. for well under $20.00. Note never buy a resistor plug. You want solid core only.

Just one site....

https://www.carid.com/ngk/laser-iridium ... 94201.html

I did a FAQ around using this plug.

https://www.fusor.net/board/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14100

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Fusion is the energy of the future....and it always will be
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Re: Base level source - High voltage components, parts

Post by Joe Gayo » Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:17 pm

Many of these are metric straight threads ... there is a seller (only affiliation is I gave him the idea to offer this as a product) on eBay that offers a KF adapter for a common size.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/322480729252?h ... Swls5Y7YSG

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Re: Base level source - High voltage components, parts

Post by Bob Reite » Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:25 am

http://hvstuff.com
This site has high voltage cables and wires, HV capacitors in ceramic, polystyerne, polypropylene. Some rated for air, some need to be immersed in oil. Diodes and rectifiers, most rated for air. Resistors for building HV multipliers for metering.

Main disadvantage is the stuff all comes from China with an up to 6 week lead time. I have ordered wire and diodes from this site and all samples that I have received met the claimed specifications.
The more reactive the materials, the more spectacular the failures.
The testing isn't over until the prototype is destroyed.

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