Date: Thu Nov 2 15:27:45 2006

Author: Richard Berg

Subject: Re: jumping rings "launcher" and load

Post:

If you use a Variac, there is one more safety. The current will be
limited by the resistance of the secondary coil of the Variac, because it
is in series with the load (the Thompson coil).

Dick

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