Silk Purse

 

I have been begged more than a few times to disclose what can be done to an industrial spark coil or a violet ray to make it into a ‘violet wand’. 

 

I make no claim as to the safety or efficacy of this material. 

 

A lot of the engineering you’d want to do depends on the device that you’re starting with, so these are only very broad, and very generalized suggestions based upon what others have done to work with some devices that you can get cheaper.  And now hear this: if you want to mess with a high voltage device, then that is solely your responsibility. 

 

Here is what often has been done to change certain violet wand cousins into a violet wand:

Take care of that pesky 'Danger' Do not come into contact with the spark' problem.

Take care of that ‘Do not use for more than 10 minutes’ problem.

 

1) Replace the capacitor with a self-healing type(s) rated for the particular wattage.  A self-healing capacitor extends the run-time.  Now you’ve taken care of any ‘Do not use for more than 10 minutes’ problems.

 

 2) Build a safety gap into it.  How to do it really is dependent upon what you are starting with.  One way is to cover the output outlet with a thin, non-conductive film.  Another is to engineer an air gap between the last coil and the electrode collet.  Or, change metal contacts at the business end for pvc ones.  In certain models of violet ray, inserting a sliver of mica between the two often takes care of the problem nicely.  Fatal line current can not jump these types of gaps and you won’t have to worry about accidentally killing someone in case of a draw on line current or grounding out.   Now you’ve taken care of the pesky ‘Do not come into contact with the spark’ problem. 

 

Voila!

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One Comment

  1. Blue August 10, 2016 at 6:55 am

    How about providing an instructional tutorial , step by step?