Tesla Coil


Tesla Coil

Concept Overview:

1. High frequency electrical phenomena

Lecturer Procedure

Step(s) to Follow Expected Result

1. Turn on coil.

2. Adjust gap and dial to create adequate spark.

3. Hold fluorescent bulb in 1 hand.

4. Bring bulb near coil

Bulb will light up, with the brightest part near hands.


1. Do not run with the input tap higher than 4 - the farther apart they are, the more likely arcing is to occur.

2. Do not run for more than 1 minute at a time

Additional procedures (retired for safety reasons) are included in the paper documentation on the TLC desk for reference, if desired

E&M: AC - 005