# How many volts does a Tesla coil produce?

## How many volts does a Tesla coil produce?

Tesla coils can produce output voltages from 50 kilovolts to several million volts for large coils. The alternating current output is in the low radio frequency range, usually between 50 kHz and 1 MHz.

### How many watts does a Tesla coil produce?

An average sized Tesla coil that generates 2′ to 4′ arcs typically operates on about 1000 watts. Electricity typically costs about \$0.10 / kWh (kilowatt hour).

#### Can you build a Tesla coil?

You can build as large a Tesla coil as your budget allows; however, the lightning-bolt-like sparks Tesla coils generate heat and expand the air around them (in essence, creating thunder). A Tesla coil that creates a spark gap of 60 inches (150 cm) (1.5 meters) would require 1,246 watts.

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How could the Tesla coil be made stronger?

Whenever you run a current of electricity through a wire, a magnetic field will be produced around that wire. So, if you loop the wire into a coil, those magnetic fields will overlap. In this way, each magnetic field can reinforce the other, leading to much stronger fields.

Why was the Tesla coil rejected?

The air becomes charged with electricity, and because air is a conductor, it can cause arcs of electricity. This means that if Tesla had been successful at Wardenclyffe, his method would likely have caused airships to explode! So in other words, Tesla’s wireless power and the age of airships were mutually exclusive.

## Can I build a Tesla coil?

### What do you need to make a Tesla coil?

The setup. A Tesla coil needs a high-voltage power source. A regular power source fed through a transformer can produce a current with the necessary power (at least thousands of volts). In this case, a transformer can convert the low voltage of main power into the high voltage.