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Jacob's Ladder Circuits
Last Updated on: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 07:04 AM


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How to make a Jacob's Ladder -  You will need 12K-15K volts AC (50/60) Hz at say 20-30 mA. A neon sign (luminous tube) transformer is the usual source though an oil burner ignition transformer will work in a pinch (some say better and cheaper) or you could build an inverter type power supply. . .  

Jacobs Ladder -  People have long been fascinated by electric arcs--and perhaps put off by them. They show up as lightning, Tesla coil discharges, and long sparks that sting as you reach for the doorknob on a cold, dry, winter day. This Jacob's Ladder project turns electric arcs into a dramatic but harmless conversation piece. . .  [Tony van Roon's circuit]

 
 

 

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