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We need to build an academic accelerator with a group of students. It contains a vacuum chamber, coolling system, RF generator Power supply, vacuum pumps, gauges, chiller, 120kv high voltage power supply. I was wondering what precautions should I take regarding using very high voltages. I have read about a few but want to know opinion from people here. We have a Glassman 120KV, 60 mA H.V. power supply which will be connected to a hot metallic electrode with a rounded Al cap. This electrode which will be cooled with tap water coming from chiller. This electrode will be at 120KV in air. Faraday cage will be build around the whole system to prevent electric shock. Do I need to use an Isolation transformer?