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starship-design: X-rays and voltage
> Hello Timothy and SSD group:
> I have a question:
> Will 200,000 VDC with a current of 1000 microamperes produce
> dangerous/deadly radiation?
Depends on how you use it. That's only 200 watts, but it could produce
a pretty good X-ray or microwave flux. Or if you create ultraviolet you
could give yourself a sunburn.
Or it could give you a nasty shock. Although Ohm's law says that you're
pumping this into a 200 megohm device, which is a pretty high resistance.
> If anyone knows how much, please tell me.
> Also if anyone knows how much shielding will be necessary, or how far
> away to be, that would be helpful.
> Will quick termination of voltage be dangerous?
Again, it all depends on exactly what you're doing. There's no way to
answer the question without knowing what you're putting the electricity
> Why is the general thought: Kyle's building a doomsday weapon? I'm not
> _trying_ to.
Kids, don't try this at home :-)