Post by Plo Strax-Avix on Feb 22, 2007 21:26:58 GMT 8
Spectacular, but pretty harmless. Definitely won;t stop a thief with some electrical knowledge.
Tesla coil generates high (in the millions) voltage (Volt), but low ampere (Amp), so its not as lethal as many tend to believe. In electricity, its the Amp, not the Volt, that causes the damage.
As long as you're properly insulated, the electricity generated wouldn't pass through you, and no harm will come to you. Current from a Tesla Coil can leap several feet through the air, but only if there's something conduxtive for the currnt to leap to.
I worked with a Tesla Coil during my days in Event Management, and its a real cool piece of equipment. We put a balloon between the Tesla Coil and a piece of foil, abd the current shot through the balloon and hit the foil, exploding the balloon in the process.
First there is terrifying, awsome scifi looking but harmless Tesla coil eye of sauron lightning, next there is flame thrower car theft deterrent in south Africa. That should teach car thieves a lesson or will they ever learn. Car Thieves might just come up with even more ideas to counter the deterrent.
I would prefer a safety device that will trap the thief inside the car and totally immobilize the car until I come around to deal with him personally. Like a fly trapped in a spider's web. Hell hath no fury like a car owner who's been carjacked.
And then there's capture coils. I dont know how much of this is sci-fi and how much is real but capture coils look like Doc Oct's tentacles, they are kept under a pressure-sensitive trapdoor and the vicious part of it is that they have razor sharp joint edges. The more you struggle, the tighter they bind and the tighter they bind the more they lacerate. Read it in a issue of Punisher War Journal. Evil. I like. Heh heh heh. Muhuahahaha!