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Jacob's Ladder

SKU Code: REMZ31-B

In this setup, we create high voltage copper electrodes by utilizing electricity from an ordinary power socket. Like the law of electric currents, electrons always prefer the short distance and flow from high potential to low potential. When we charge one electrode with a high potential, the electrons are likely to flow from the shortest distance towards the other electrode. Therefore, the current flow begins from the lowest part of this Jacob’s ladder. As the current heats up the air, the current flow also rises. This setup therefore also obeys the law - that heated air rises. As the air ionizes, we can also observe that electricity can be transmitted through air. As this setup involves high voltage and currents, it should operate after necessary security precautions have been taken. About 20,000V is applied to electrodes.