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How to generate 100,000 volts? Answered

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For a special project I need to generate 100,000v to turn hydrogen into plasma.  Can anyone tell me how to do that?

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orksecurityBest Answer (author)2010-07-17

A small Van de Graaf generator can easily exceed that, but can't deliver any significant amount of current for any significant length of time.

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Kiteman (author)2010-07-18

You're an amateur, passing high voltages through explosive gases...

make sure you post your instructable before you actually switch it on...

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steveastrouk (author)Kiteman2010-07-18

....and a movie, when you do....

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kcls (author)steveastrouk2010-07-18

Yes. A movie would be good...

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Kalrag (author)2010-07-18

Right now im just putting it on paper. Ive looked at all the ibles on high voltage but thanks anyway for your answers keep rolling them in.

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lemonie (author)2010-07-18


I suspect that you don't (really know what you're doing), but look at the high voltage projects on this site:
https://www.instructables.com/tag/?sort=none&limit%3Atype%3Aid=on&q=high+voltage
E.g. Plasmana

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rickharris (author)2010-07-18

Whimhurst machine - Google it there are lots of plans. Again a static generator so current levels will be low. Any way to deliver 100,000 volts at a significant current would be way beyond deadly. About the only real way would be a Tesla machine that I guess if you didn't know that is beyond your ability to make safely.

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