New HV delivery system?

This forum is for specialized infomation important to the construction and safe operation of the high voltage electrical supplies and related circuitry needed for fusor operation.
Post Reply
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Real name: Joshua blough

New HV delivery system?

Post by JoshBlough » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:13 pm

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...

User avatar
Rich Feldman
Posts: 1308
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:59 pm
Real name: Rich Feldman
Location: Santa Clara County, CA, USA

Re: New HV delivery system?

Post by Rich Feldman » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 pm

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.
wiki_330px-Plasma_lamp_touching.jpg (13.54 KiB) Viewed 1070 times
All models are wrong; some models are useful. -- George Box

Post Reply