Lego and other HV things

Mark Pulver mpulver at
Fri Jun 27 21:29:57 CEST 1997

>For a really big Jacob's Ladder, a Tesla Coil builder in St. Louis, MO
>used a power pole transformer - he originally got it for driving his
>*big* coil ( producing arcs 15'+ in length! ) but he sent me some video
>of it running as a Jacob's Ladder.  Used 1/2" flexible copper pipe for
>electrodes extending five feet above the xformer.  
>Made a sound like a bass wolverine in heat.

I think what amazes me the most about this is "how does one go about
getting a power pole transformer, and just where do you get the 480(?)
needed to drive it?" Can you really call the electric company and say "hey,
I need a 100 amp 480 run to the house".


 Mark Pulver -    The "Son of The MIDI Wall"
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