High Voltage Hacks Finale: Do Not Try This Under Any Circumstances

Over the last two weeks, we’ve seen some pretty crazy and potentially dangerous stuff, like a stun glove and modern day alchemy. For our high voltage theme finale, we couldn’t pass up [Photonicinduction]’s YouTube channel.

Best known for his self-destructing washing machine (the source of this animated .gif), [Photonicinduction] is also the brainchild behind the hair dryer flame thrower and his homemade fifty thousand amp transformer.

While we do like his Not Safe For Work ammeter (yes, it really is NSFW), some of [Photonicinduction]’s videos – charging a car battery in 4 minutes, making a kettle boil without a heater element, pressurizing coconuts to over 200 psi, and exploding rabbits – are hilariously dangerous and should not be attempted by anyone.

We need to say you should not attempt to emulate [Photonicinduction]’s hijinks under any circumstances. Cleaning up a puddle of burning gasoline with a vacuum cleaner may sound like fun, but copying [Photonicinduction] will eventually get you killed. This man must know his stuff, because we’re honestly shocked he hasn’t exploded yet. The best way to enjoy three hundred thousand volts is probably grabbing a coffee and watching [Photonicinduction]’s YouTube channel.

31 thoughts on “High Voltage Hacks Finale: Do Not Try This Under Any Circumstances

  1. That accent is pure Essex Boy.

    I heard he is some sort of industrial electrician and its from his work he gets his ready supply of big old transformers and variacs. Love that he explodes his coconuts in his carpeted attic room.

  2. About time this guy got a posted on Hack-A-Day. Have been following his youtube channel for some time now. (why did i not submit this to HAD)
    He is they guy that saved me from opening up my microwaves magnetron part. That stuff contains beryllium and that is poison.

    1. True a magnetron does contain beryllium, and that beryllium can be hazardous. While the hazard shouldn’t be taken casually, the hazard can be mitigated, where one needn’t be fearful of it.

  3. I’ve also watched all of his videos and whilst they are not exactly educational – he’s bloody funny.

    A particular favourite is when he’s just got that massive capacitor setup and is testing it out by shorting that 400mm cable. He manages to dip the power on his street. I couldn’t stop laughing.

  4. He obviously doesn’t know what hes doing because he has no safety equipment on while doing a high energy experiment. Safe Glasses to say the least. Some retard with high power equipment does not an expert make.

  5. I wonder if someone will post video of when he fries himself. Not that I would ever want to see that. To anyone reading this please do not play with 300,00 volts unless you have a degree or professional training with this kind of thing. With 300,000 volts it only takes one very small mistake and you don’t get second chances.

  6. Safety equipment sucks ass. Fuck OH&S and Fuck all the laws of safety bullshit. Without mad scientists and experimentation there would be no knowledge of the world we live in.

  7. Well Boys….I found you !
    I don’t like commenting on my own shit, but good to see you having an interest in the electrical madness! Big thanks to all you chaps, but shout to this site owner too.
    All the very best :) Photon.

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