Man Shoots Electricity Out Of His Hands

Watch as this guy sets paper on fire with his bare hands and don't be an idiot and try this yourself...



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10 comments:

herramientas said...

Yes, crazy, because it's horrible for your heart. If the current is coming from the left side, and the electricity is leaving your right, it has to pass through your heart and it is definitely not good for you.
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intchanter said...

herramientas:

Yes, it is potentially bad for his heart, but that depends on the frequency and amperage of the flow through that organ.

The higher the frequency, the wider the non-heart paths are from one hand to the other, and the so on, the less chance of ill effects to this most crucial organ.

Brandon said...

Inchanter, what you are referring to is known as the 'skin effect' of high frequency alternating current, where electricity flows mostly through the surface of the material.

However, the high voltage current coming off the flyback transformer is rectified to direct current prior to reaching the cathode ray tube (CRT). If he were touching the high voltage AC line prior to rectification, his body would be acted upon as a large capacitor and he would almost certainly die, much the same as if you touch a single AC wall socket contact.

From the video it looks like he is grabbing the rectified anode and then grounding the high voltage dc through the objects in the room around him in a fairly controlled manner. If he were to find too efficient a ground, it could be fatal. That's why he is standing on the insulated pad. Even with that, I wouldn't be touching any walls. The metal studs/framing in the walls aren't very deep and would be a perfect ground, hence the bright red flash and the instantaneous jerk of his hand when he does get too close.

Just for some perspective, I have a 800,000 volt stun gun that can easily light paper on fire but would be very hard pressed to kill anyone with a decently healthy heart, but there is always that risk.

Sorry for the long post about this but I've been yearning to do some high voltage experiments and so I've done a lot of research on the subject. Using old flyback transformers from tv's is a great way to obtain high voltages, but to make it marginally safer you have to implement some form of current limiting circuitry.

I've seen video footage of people using positive voltage so high that they can stand on a chair in the center of a room and point at objects with their arm and you can visibly see wispy arcs of electricity from the objects and also at the fingertips, even tho the distance between them is 2 or 3 feet away. I don't know that I am so brave, but I would like to make a nice Jacobs ladder someday.

Richard Trautmann said...

Wow this is so friggin awesome! Like Blanka from Street Fighter!

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Loki said...

This is an interesting video. As for how dangerous it is... well, very if you don' know what you're doing. I would assume its rather low amps and moderate voltage. It takes a good bit of voltage to kill, but just a little bit of amperage to kill. I would like to know more about doing this, but I am not confident enough in my electrical skills, yet.

Tisha! said...

What a numbskull!

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Wow that's fascinating ..

No need for a lighter !!

Anonymous said...

This guy is awesome dude he could light a joint no prob

Rajaraman K said...

a very good video indeed! I think only scientists can explain this phenomena!

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