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tesla coil

n.
A transformer that is used as a source of high-frequency alternating current, as for x-ray tubes.
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Meanwhile, gallery two hosts Canadian Alexandre Burton's Impacts, an interactive "live" sculptural installation of Tesla coils fitted with a glass pane and suspended from the ceiling, where the presence of a visitor activates an audio and visual experience involving arcs of electricity.
Blaine donned a chainmail bodysuit, as a barricade between himself and the currents that were emitted by Tesla coils.
The 39-year-old Blaine wore a chainmail bodysuit as a barrier between himself and the currents, emitted by Tesla coils.
He will be standing on top of a 20-foot (six-meter) column surrounded by seven metallic orbs called tesla coils that will stream the electricity.
Dressed in a chainmail suit, he is "attacked" by lightning from giant Tesla coils - high voltage transformers.