Hello! I have been gathering parts to bould my own tesla coil for some time (years...!) and now I'm ready to afford it. I need to know the real risks. For example, I have read about the risk of touching the coil. The say it is not deadly but can cause severe surface burns in the skin. Is this real? I'm talking about the typical beginner tesla coil: 220V ->10KV, 0.03A NST -> 10:1000 Tesla coil Anyhow we have all seen TV programs where someone throws sparks from his hands, and even lights a bulb in his mouth, stainding (I suppose) over a tesla coil. Are they using some Mohm resistors to reduce current?
Is the NST more dangerous the the TC itself? As I have read, NST runs at 50 Hz and TC at some KHz, and LF current can flow inside the body while some KHz do only flow over the skin. Is this right?
I don't want to run any risk...