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can I make a jacobs ladder with ac current out of a wall socket? Answered

I want to make a jacobs ladder and my transformer broke(and my budget) can i plug 2 wires in the wall a connect it to an ladder?

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EddieBones

9 years ago

I built a crude but very effective jacobs ladder out of two peices of coat hanger on a block of wood and a neon sign transformer. Just remember High Voltage! Be careful!

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benthekahn

9 years ago

No. The voltage of a small jacobs ladder is about 6,000 volts, while the voltage in your wall is 115. Doing this will also instantly blow a fuse as shorting the line will cause huge amounts of current to flow.