Building jacobs ladder?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by greasemonkey, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. greasemonkey

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    im wanting to builda jacobs ladder. ikno w can use a neon sigh transformer , or a mircrowave, tv, oil burner but since its might be hard to get a hold of one of those re there any other options? what about the ballast form a flourescent light?i have no ideo if that would work at all but i was asking cuase i happen to have a few of them around. thnx in advance
  2. thetank


    Feb 13, 2007
    well my knowlege is limited, but i remember being told that a ballast wont work, some thing about not putting out enough volts/amps. as far as the microwave goes, the magnitron tube takes alot to power to do its thing, so it might work. just becareful taking it apart, i remember something about residual radiation.
  3. hgmjr

    Retired Moderator

    Jan 28, 2005
    Here is an example of a Jacob's Ladder design. I found it on Dave Johnson's website


    CAUTION: This project involves high voltages that can be lethal. Extreme caution should be used during its construction and subsequent operation.