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Violet Voltage? Answered

Every so often, I see "violet ray" electrotherapy devices come up on ebay. They often sell for silly money, but occasionally one will sell for only a few pounds.

Originally quack medical devices, they seem to operate in a similar manner to a plasma globe (gas discharges, high voltages). Does anybody know how they work? Is it worth getting hold of one to rip the innards out to get at the high-voltage supply?

(Yes, I know they have "adult uses", but, really, it is the innards I'm talking about)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Destroy the link! Destroy the link! Wikipedia knows to much!

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

Lol!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Oh, Tesla coil!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Oh, an echo!

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Oh, an echo!

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

(Was that a meta-echo I just heard!?!)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

...heard

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

...eard

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

.......d

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

But I have plans on how to build one in my first link :-p

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

And a very nice link it is too! Thank you both.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Oh, tesla coil!