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[Amps] Risks from continuous discharge of high voltage ??

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Subject: [Amps] Risks from continuous discharge of high voltage ??
From: "Dr. David Kirkby" <>
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 13:27:27 +0100
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There's an ebay auction for a 100 kV transformer from an x-ray set.

I mentioned to the seller he should warn people of possible production of 
x-rays. He does not think this possible and I must admit I'm not sure if its 
possible without a vacuum. But I've also suggested that it could produce UV and 

It's clearly being sold as a fun experiment:

"Dangerous but great fun and ideal for lots of interesting experiments."

But at 100 kV, I'm wondering what dangers there are apart from the obvious one 
of electrocution.

Somehow I would not want to be playing around too much with 100 kV and drawing 
big arcs, but perhaps I'm over reacting.

I've suggested he ads a note that there may be other dangers other than 

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