Aargh...It never ends..

From: Patrick Finnegan <pat_at_computer-refuge.org>
Date: Fri Feb 20 20:00:57 2004

On Friday 20 February 2004 17:27, John Allain wrote:
> > Ducking and running as I post this....
> http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=10&threadID=1473
>74&mess ageID=1579357
> Problem, agreed.
> <play>
> Wasn't it concluded that it took something like 50mA to kill?
> Soooo... If we convert our houses and appliances to 30KV/50mA, we
> can get them to run, without danger of _death_. I guess the house
> would then approximate a plasma dome... And it wouldn't it be
> difficult to hold a cup of coffee? </play>

Hmm. I've got the transformer off an X-Ray generator which puts out
60kV at probably at least 30mA sitting in my office where I've been
playing with it a bit before bringing it home (and building a Bigger
Better jacobs ladder). I think it'd probably sting a bit to get in the
path of that...

It's quite funny, actually. When I tell people that I have it because
"it makes sparks," no one seems to understand. But when I show them
what it does, they're usually quite impressed and gain
understanding. :)

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