Open-Air Sparks (Macro Shots) [HD]

Posted on 2011-07-08 at 14:26 in Random, Videos by Robbi-985.

I got bored and thought this looked nice, so I got my camcorder stupidly close to record it. Getting the focus right was a pain.

These sparks are being made by the inverter from a plasma ball arcing to ground. I don’t know the exact voltage, but I guess it’s around 2 thousand volts (not a job for my voltmeter). This means the amperage is extremely low, but I sure still wouldn’t like to touch it.

[Watch in HD]

The second half of the video shows the insulation of the ground wire glowing blue (which I thought looked awesome) and burning. It’s clearly not meant for such high voltages.

In related news, I recently finished watching To Aru Kagaku No Railgun…


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