Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 10:59:44 -0500

Author: Gerald Zani

Subject: Re: VDG/Tesla coil

Post:

The Tesla coil is High Frequency High Voltage.
The VDG is Low Frequency High Voltage.

They are like apples and oranges. Two different animals.
Jerry Z.

At 09:05 AM 2/6/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Can any tappers help me with this?
>
>The VDG and Tesla coil both produce large amounts of charge. The VDG is
>easy to understand how the electrons are placed on the metal dome. Exactly
>how does the Tesla coil work -- getting static charge from 120 V AC? I
>believe there is a step-up transformer inside and that the charge is
>concentrated at the metal tip. But how is charge produced from the outlet
>voltage?
>
>Also, the Tesla coil is not harmful when touched because the charge
>travels on the surface of your body, not through it. Right?

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