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This device will accelerate a mass shown as a 100-gram aluminum ring to ballistic velocities. It provides an excellent out side action demonstration of electro kinetics requiring qualified adult supervision. A video clip may be seen on web site www.amazing1.com showing the project vaporizing an object on impact. The project requires experience in the handling of high voltage, high-energy devices. Construction requires a working High Energy Pulser along with the assembly of the launcher and mass projectiles. It is shown using energy storage capacitors currently available on the surplus market. These values may be altered within limits to allow use of available capacitors that the builder may have on hand.
Theory of Operation
A circular non-magnetic ring (projectile) is placed on to a flat can cake shaped coil. A high-energy storage capacitor is discharged into this coil producing a high current pulse. This pulse is coupled with the projectile inducing an opposing magnetic field providing a moment of force accelerating the object.
Setup and Operation
1. Verify a properly operating High Energy Pulser system. 2. Assemble the capacitor bank and safety discharge probe as shown fig 4-1. This probe is connected directly across the storage capacitors and is used to verify they are fully discharged before going into the circuit to make adjustments. Use #12 wire for all discharge connections. The capacitors shown are 32 mfd at 4.5 Kv and were those used in our lab. Other values obtainable may be used but we cannot guarantee full performance. 3. Assemble the accelerator as shown. Fig 4-2 and 4-3 requires more fabricating but will tolerate energies up to 2000 Joules. Fig 4-4 is simpler but cannot exceed 1000 Joules without breaking up. 4. Position accelerator coil assembly to desired location noting direction of the projectile as it is accelerated along the flyway tube. Velocities can be reached that can break glass and do dam age to objects that are directly and individually struck. Caution as projectile can also cause injury. 5. You may use a flyway tube of at least several meters with a retaining stop at its end. This prevents the projectile from flying off and automatically resets it position for the next launch as it returns back to the original position by the force of gravity. 6. Preset controls reference fig 3-6 in HEP90 plans.
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10. Operation over 3kv will require widening to prevent premature triggering. Plug into 115 vac and turn on voltage control to verify both LED lamps coming on: Red lamp LA1 indicates system in “on” state” Green or yellow lamp LA2 comes on but extinguishes in the charge cycle and comes on when preset voltage level is reached indicating system is ready to “fire” Turn voltage control switch R8/S2 off and unplug once the above is verified. Note lamp now turning on when set level is reached. Note that system energy varies as the square of the increased voltage. Note: The spark gap is factory set at .2 Voltage control switch R8/S2 -----.FCCW (OFF) High voltage power switch S4 ---. You may have to tweak the gap by loosening one of the Allen set screws for your particular range of operation. DANGE R!! Unplug and discharge energy storage capacitors before making any adjustments! DANGE R!! If system uses a PUSH ON / PUSH OFF charging switch.5406 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org” for operation at 2kv to 3kv. Example: Projectile kinetic energy will increase by 9 when voltage in increased from 1000 to 3000!! Note: Continued operation at over 3000 volts eventually will mechanically weaken coil and erode spark switch. Plug unit into 115vac and turn on high voltage power switch.672 .amazing1. Basic units use a “push on” switch for the charging switch as charging always requires switch to be depressed providing safer operation at the cost of convenience. Allow to charge to preset voltage as set in step 6. Spark switch may prematurely fire if dirty or improperly gapped. Lower voltage operation may require decreasing the gap for reliable triggering. 7. Set charge voltage control to setting of 2500 volts as marked on panel. Amherst. indicating that system is ready to fire.net Web: http://www.673 . Do not go over 2500 volts setting as marked on knob except for experimenting! System may be test fired up to 5000 volts for experimental research but will require continual maintenance of coil and cleaning of spark switch electrodes.com ©2003 .Must be Pressed to Activate Charging Action. 8. Red lamp (LA1) indicates system in “on” state” Green or yellow lamp (LA2) comes on but extinguishes in the charge cycle and comes on when preset voltage level is reached indicating system is ready to “fire” Information Unlimited PO Box 716. 9. Use an externally calibrated meter connected across the energy storage capacitors to verify panel meter calibration from time to time. it will automatically recharge capacitor bank after firing.6493/4730 Fax: 603 .DOWN (OFF) Charging switch S1 -----------------. NH 03031 Tel: 603 . Always increase in 500-volt increments to verify system integrity. Note you may bypass the voltage control settings by turning full cw and manually setting the charge voltage to the desired value as indicated on meter. Depress *charge switch (green or yellow lamp nows goes off) and note increasing volt age on panel voltmeter reading indicating energy storage capacitors are charging. Verify overhead clearance for higher voltages over 2500! Repeat at setting of 3000 and up to 4000 volts.
com ©2003 .3 Fig 4-1 System setup for Mass Accelerator Capacitor storage Projectile Accelerator assembly Black lead Red lead Safety discharge probe Attempt to keep discharge leads as short and direct as possible to minimize stray inductance FUSE 115vac grounded three wire cord + + + + + A K High energy pulser from chapter 3-3 F US E 2 A MP Information Unlimited PO Box 716.5406 EMAIL: email@example.com Web: http://www.amazing1. Amherst.6493/4730 Fax: 603 . NH 03031 Tel: 603 .673 .672 .
6493/4730 Fax: 603 . Drill a . This improves energy coupling between the COIL and PROJECTILE and limits reactive impedance. 5.5406 EMAIL: riannini@metro2000. Wind a coil of 30 turns of #12 in fifteen layers of 2 turns each. Fabricate the FLYWAY from a 12" piece of 2" PVC tubing. Fabricate the BAFFLE sections by cutting out a 5" diameter disc from a 1/4" piece of polycarbonate (lexan). Cut corners to form an octagonal shape. Fabricate the BASE section from a 7 x 7" piece of 3/4" plywood. PROJECTILE should 16 match the size of the COIL face assembly and nest into the cavity. 9. Attach the two BAFFLE halves to the BASE using 8 brass wood screws located as shown. The space between the BAFFLE sections can be used for routing out the outer lead of the COIL. Cut out an approximate diameter hole in center of BASE section to provide a very tight fit to the FLYWAY tube. NOTE: You may eliminate the BAFFLES and the epoxy fill if system energy is kept below 1000 Joules.net Web: http://www. 6. Cut in half to form two sections.1" clearance hole for the inner lead of the COIL assembly. Hold together with tape etc. You therefore must compromise system integrity in regards to strength verses electro to mechanical efficiency.com ©2003 . You may want to form a 1/8" layer over the top at the expense of system efficiency. The COIL will want to break its position forcing outwards due to magnetic reactionary forces. A 1/16" thick x 7" diameter polycarbonate retaining disc with a clearance hole for the FLYWAY tube can be used to hold the COIL in place. 2. Amherst.4 Fig 4-2 Accelerator up 2000 Joules 1. Place COIL section into cavity routing the leads as shown. 8. NH 03031 Tel: 603 . Note: The objective is to get the aluminum PROJECTILE as close to the COIL as possible. 7. You may have to make up a temporary bobbin jig for this step . COIL section should nest into cavity and be positioned flat.672 . Cut out a 2 1/16" hole from the exact center to form a ring. Use screws to attach to BASE. 3. It should move freely on the FLYWAY tube Information Unlimited PO Box 716. This effect becomes a serious problem with energys over 1000 Joules. Finished coil must be in a tight pancake configuration. PROJECTILE is an aluminum ring fabbed to a 41" to 5" OD X 2 1 "ID X 2 16 3 " thickness. Seal all points that can leak as epoxy must be carefully poured over the COIL forming a 1 /16" layer on top. Start at a low energy level and increase noting any cracking or deformation of COIL assembly.673 . 4.amazing1.
672 .5406 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ©2003 . NH 03031 Tel: 603 .net Web: http://www.6493/4730 Fax: 603 .amazing1.5 Fig 4-3 Alternate cavity assembly for higher powered accelerators ACCOIL1 Information Unlimited PO Box 716. Amherst.673 .
673 .net Web: http://www.6493/4730 Fax: 603 . It should move freely on the FLYWAY tube 1 16" piece of plastic between projectile and coil Information Unlimited PO Box 716.com ©2003 .amazing1. PROJECTILE should match the size of the COIL face assembly and nest into the cavity. Amherst.6 Fig 4-4 Simple accelerator for up to 1000 Joules PROJECTILE is an aluminum ring fabbed to a 41" 2 3 1 to 5" OD X 2 16"ID X 16" thickness.5406 EMAIL: email@example.com . NH 03031 Tel: 603 .
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