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Re: [TCML] Spark dynamics on Jacobs Ladder
The video seems to show the wires coming out of a building with steel
doors with signs on them and ventilator grids over the transoms.
Perhaps they are some sort of utility transformer vaults. That's a
whole lot of power to have available in any sort of domestic setting. I
sure wouldn't want to be jacking into that kind of power off the record.
Any idea if anyone has built a similar demonstration on a smaller scale?
Bert Hickman wrote:
Beats me! But the description (and sound) says that the discharge is
DC, not AC. Perhaps a substation for DC traction?? 3 kVDC is one of
the voltages used in Europe...
David Speck wrote:
Any idea what sort of transformer they used to get 500 amps at 3 kV?
That's about 1000 MOTs in parallel (not to mention 1.5 megawatts!!)!
One very interesting video clip shows a circular Jacob's Ladder
created by a higher current (3 kV, 500A) arc. The circular loop has
a gap to prevent the arc from "hanging" half way around. Any German
speaking folks who can translate the speech on the video?
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