Single-tube self-excited Tesla coil, 12v power supply.
Can burn paper, can smoke.
Package Accessories: Tesla coil, a 12V1A power supply, an electronic glow tube
The Tesla Coil, an invention of Nicolai Tesla in 1891, is also called an electrical resonant transformer circuit that can produce high frequency alternating current electricity with very high voltages at low currents. Tesla Coils consist of two coils (primary and secondary), each with their own capacitor which act similarly to batteries, storing energy. The two coils are connected by a spark gap. When electricity enters the system through an outside power source, the primary coils capacitor saves the incoming energy until its capacity is reached, then the current streams into the primary coil. Once all the energy has left the capacitor, the current is being pushed through the spark gap (a gap of air between two electrodes) into the secondary coil. The two coils will then pass the energy back and forth. At the top of the coil, a top-load capacitor concentrates the current and eventually can produce ‘lightning’ – a visual representation of energy! While Tesla coils today do not serve any other purpose than to be an educational tool to demonstrate scientific principles, a version of the coils is still being used in certain devices.
The device can be used to demonstrate scientific principles, such as:
– Energy Transfers
– Resonance and more!