Set-up Instructions for E&M: AC - 5

Tutorial
Equipment Locations
Item Location
Tesla Coil Room 71
Fluorescent Bulb

Equipment and Safety Notes:

1. Touch only with a rod held in the hand with the large contact with the palm exists to prevent burns or discomfort

2. If it arcs rather than sparks, high frequency is NOT developed and the 60 Hz voltage induced in the output calculates out to be about 200 Volts on an open circuit.

3. Do not run with an input tap higher than 4 - this could create arcing, rather than sparking

Gap surfaces occasionally need polishing to create the correct discharge.