Alright It's been over a year since I've posted and received amazing help the last time I did. Now I've a question I cannot seem to find an answer to. Say you have an electrical charge and use a transformer to step up the voltage high enough to where it arcs in air. Then you have a conductive rod close enough to take that arc and then use a step down transformer to convert it to a usable voltage how efficient would this be? I've been racking my head about this and no matter where I look I can't find the answer and hope to find it here.