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is a continous arc when having a jacob's ladder good or bad? Answered

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iceng
iceng

Best Answer 8 years ago

The beauty of  jacob's ladder  is the buzzing down frequency sound it
makes as the arc climbs the widening wire gap suddenly going out,
and restarting again.

What do you consider Good ?

Electrically there is no need for good or bad unless this starts a
Structure Fire in your mad scientist laboratory.

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framistan
framistan

8 years ago

If you keep the spark distance LONG... you will have less amperage drain. If you move the probes too close together you increase the amperes and may overheat/burnout the coil. The wires must be just the right angle for the spark to travel up it.

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Re-design
Re-design

8 years ago

It's bad for radio and tv reception near by.

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teslapulsa94
teslapulsa94

Answer 8 years ago

its bad for the continous arc or is it bad in general.

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 8 years ago

It's bad if your neighbors are trying to watch tv or listen to the radio. It' probably blanks them out.

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

8 years ago

The arc should climb the ladder and break towards the top . If it's not doing that then spread the rods apart further till it does or turn down the power.