[Novalug] (FYI OT) plasma rifle
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Fri Jan 8 11:24:28 EST 2010
>>> b) When trouble-shooting, which resources would you use and in what order?
>> Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.
> Hey, buddy, just what you see on the shelf.
A terminator fan, I see...
Just wanted to add...my 2c purely as a matter of side interest.
I worked on something thats similar ( in a sense ).
A guy invented a "plasma jet". I'm sure you can google
it somewhere. You take a metal tube, force air thru it,,
apply a wee 5 KV, and at 60ma, you get this cool bluish "flame"
coming out. Whats interesting is that its a "cool" flame.
You can stick you hand right in the "flame".
(the 5kv was dropped across a big hulking resistor to prevent
arcing on startup).. Where I was, we borrowed this thing
and I played with it quite a bit.
Since you didn't ask, this thing was supposed to be used to
"sterilize teeth".. when a dentist needed to do some
work... (I gotta bridge .. . . . no, not a DENTAL bridge !!).
A more correct name is plasma torch..
(and for those uninitiated, this plasma is a bunch of air ions).
Get a 5 KV supply and you could build this at home !
I believe there are plasma torches for welding also..
Big hulking commercial air filters also use ionizers.
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