PIRA: 5D40.10

Summary of the Demo

The transformer converts wall voltage of 120 V AC to 6,000 or 15,000 VDC depending upon the transformer used. This is sufficient to create the dielectric breakdown of the air between two conducting rods. This dielectric breakdown creates a conducting path between the wires and ionizes the air between. This results the energized electrons to recombine with positive ions.


Equipment List

  • Jacob's Ladder
  • 6000 V or 15,000 V transformer

Set-up Instructions

Connect Jacob's Ladder to a transformer.

Plug Transformer to the wall or extension cord.

Demonstration instructions

High Voltage!!! Be Careful!!! Not to touch any metal parts on the transformer when Jacob's Ladder is turned on.


Updated by Shovit Bhari 09/26/2011