I'll provide a private email response shortly.
: Good afternoon,
: I am a science fiction author with a limited
: engineering background. I am considering
: incorporating tesla coils or related
: technology in a novel. I am interested in
: avoiding the most implausible mistakes while
: NOT actually giving away information which
: might encourage someone to experiment
: I am interested in chatting with Mr. Hickman
: or other denizen of this board to get better
: acquainted with the technology.
: Entering argument: Source of power is a 2MW
: hydroelectric dam. The source of talent is a
: cadre of electrical engineers from the TVA.
: The source of parts and equipment include
: the repair yards and spare parts inventory
: of Units 1 and 2 at Watts Bar Nuclear
: Generating Facility.
: Question - could you build a series of
: mutually supporting tesla coils that serve
: as an area denial system to determined
: pedestrian traffic? What sort of injuries
: would be sustained by those that attempt to
: push through? What are the hardest parts to
: acquire and configure (transformers,
: capacitors etc.?
: If I am asking in the wrong place or this
: inquiry isn't welcome, I apologize in
: advance. I am very open to alternative
: sources of information if anyone has
: Thank you!