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Tesla coil

  1. Sep 20, 2007 #1
    I watched a home video about the Tesla coil and saw the electric bolts...i thought the guy was standing kinda close to this thing but never got struck. Is there a limit to how far away the bolts of electricity can go from the coil? They looked pretty random.
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  3. Sep 20, 2007 #2


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    The arcs would have been travelling between the positive and negative poles of the Tesla coil, and would not have been attracted to other conductors, as long as the output poles of the Tesla coil were not ground-referenced.
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