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Jacob's Ladder
# 5D40.10


MOVIES
320x240 533K
160x120 288K
Description: This is a step up transformer. CAUTION: LETHAL VOLTAGE. Turn on the power and the discharge will travel up the wires. The distance between the wires is the critical adjustment. The wires should not be moving. This does not work well on humid days. Unplug this after use.

Hazards: UNPLUG WHEN NOT USING. This is LETHAL!!!

Purchased/Built: built

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Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 25-08 Apply high voltage AC to rabbit ears.
Hilton E-11b A 15 KV transformer is hooked to rabbit ears.
Sutton A-7 Jacob's ladder and other spark demonstrations. Diagram.
Freier and Anderson Em-3 A spark forms across "rabbit ears" on a 15 KV transformer.

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