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Re: lightning voltage

	I have a general physics book that states:

"The potential difference [voltage] just before a flash of lightning can be
tens of millions of volts.  The current in a typical bolt of lightning is
anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 amperes."

	Very general, I know, but just think about how many various types,
lengths, and power levels of lightning bolts there can be... :)

	-- Ryan Ries

> From: Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: lightning voltage
> Date: Saturday, October 07, 2000 1:08 PM
> Original poster: CTCDW-at-aol-dot-com 
> Hello, folks!
> I was wondering if anyone knows how they came up with voltage estimations
> actual lightning. I don't think radio shack sells meters that measure
> ++++ :) If they did, it would be rather large I'm sure. Thanks for any
> just curious.
> Chris W