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I have recently been experimenting with large arc and sparks. I have two transformers (and accompanying circuits) that step up normal 240v household voltage one has an output of 30 000v to 32 000v and and the other has an output of about 35 000v to 40 000v. after testing the arcs of both these transformers through air I found that the more powerful one produces a larger, jagged, purple arc whereas the smaller one produces a soft, blue and orange stream of plasma. Why is there such a drastic difference? What could cause this?
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