Popping a 5000A Fuse

Full making of the video popping a 5000A fuse.
Most of the components came from authorized scrap and recycling merchants.
Thank you to my close friends for pointing out the companies that deal with this scrap.
Even dirty old cable from the scrap wire bin can be cleaned and reused.
General public may be prohibited from purchasing such equipment unless they have a business associated and authorized to make purchases of potentially hazardous equipment.
The fuse itself was purchased from eBay from the U.S.
Some consumables are from RS Components, Cable and lugs are often from Cleveland Cables and BICC Cables. eBay is great for many things too.


  1. washing central

    washing central

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    Gents and Ladies The first line of photonicinduction on this channel, and the first words on his first vid after 4 years of absence, making money his own way Enjoy every moment of hilariousness, and the coolest moments to come

  2. Clutchkicker392 Ison

    Clutchkicker392 Ison

    Prieš 9 val

    Heard the saying 'mad scientist'?Thank you

  3. Light Touch Tuning

    Light Touch Tuning

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    Thats epic!

  4. Thomas Pritchard

    Thomas Pritchard

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  5. Rodrigo Lozada

    Rodrigo Lozada

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    causing an electrical spark indoor on top of a carpet... .wow

  6. Kilo Yankee Mike VK5FUSE

    Kilo Yankee Mike VK5FUSE

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    killa video thanks for all your effort mate . stay safe cheers

  7. Hasin Inan

    Hasin Inan

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    Why haven't they arrested you yet? What you did in your backyard should not be legal.

  8. Jeremy Thomas

    Jeremy Thomas

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    Where did u get that power cable from? Lol that cable is massive

  9. BlueEternities


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    THIS is why I love the internet.

  10. Beet Burger

    Beet Burger

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    man you gotta lower the intro volume you damn near killed my ears !

  11. Kielyr Oscarson

    Kielyr Oscarson

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    12:53 if you were wondering.

  12. Hype Astros

    Hype Astros

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    yeah don't really know whats going on but it seems pretty cool

  13. John Barzee

    John Barzee

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    Great Video! 13:02 is what you're looking for!

  14. Daniel Moore

    Daniel Moore

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    Love it love it love it. Informative and as interesting as ever! Keep them coming!

  15. Radu Florin Barbulescu

    Radu Florin Barbulescu

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    Congratulations, you just made a lightning bolt

  16. Murru Huy

    Murru Huy

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    the OG is back!!!

  17. apzpins


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    Go to 15:12 for the money shot!

  18. Eric Van Vorst

    Eric Van Vorst

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    Dam man what can I say other then WOW!! Cool, so very Cool! Loved it man your way out there!! I used to work for Tri-County power systems and got quite worried working around 500 amp switch gear! Kick ass my man you rock!

  19. Nemo X

    Nemo X

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    I wonder how large the EMP was when the contacts were closed.



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    Why am I getting a severe breaking bad vibes?😂

  21. Nothing_But_The_Truth_KFP


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    Those copper shavings made me so nervous. Please make sure you use proper eyewear and cleanup procedure. The last thing you want is to get copper shards in your eyes.

  22. Mantas Urbaitis

    Mantas Urbaitis

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    how much is your electric bill every month? :)))

  23. K K

    K K

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    Why are you whispering????

  24. Brett Slajchert

    Brett Slajchert

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    I am no expert but I don’t think it should explode like that

  25. haywoodspartan


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    Seems that all that power flash vaporized the copper strips into a copper smoke 15:13

  26. corpID


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    You are the Bob Ross of fuse poppin :D

  27. Kimberly Holloway

    Kimberly Holloway

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    Okay, I just finished aircraft basic electrical...holy sneakers!!!

  28. CurelessOrc


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  29. Steve Phillips

    Steve Phillips

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    True madman lol

  30. AssassinOfGermany


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    Is all this even legal?!?

  31. Dead Musik

    Dead Musik

    Prieš 3 dienas

    The plexi glass and wood trim gave them a nice look!

  32. SHΔRΩΠ


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    That is some awesome power 👌

  33. bushmanpm


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    I used to work at a wholesaler who specialised in GEC-English Electric selling switchgear, MiniForm panels and of course, their fuses. The biggest we used to stock was 1250 amps and I used to wonder what the hell it would look like to see one go! Thanks for the education and so glad you're back!

  34. Robert Chambers

    Robert Chambers

    Prieš 3 dienas

    Brilliant, I've often wondered what those high amperage fuses looked like inside and what they sound like when they fail. Thanks and keep up the great work. Does your next door neighbour enjoy your exploits? or is he just used to them by now?

  35. markinsydney


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    Do your neighbours like you?

  36. Ernesto Terrazas

    Ernesto Terrazas

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    Congratulations for your experiment it was very interesting. you put a lot of time and money in it. The reason the fuse did not fused in one shot is because you are dissipating a lot of energy in your mechanical contact. Now that you have almost everything to do the experiment correctly, you should try to close the circuit with a Thyratron or a big big SCR or several in parallel and with that you will kill the fuse in one shot. Hope to see it preform. Thank you very much for shearing your experiment with us.



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    I subscribed once I seen the buss bars 🤣 next time use an ark welder haha subscribed

  38. Rohith Rg

    Rohith Rg

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    I thought this was eminem from the thumbnail

  39. Nathan Brader

    Nathan Brader

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    7:51 "Foo"-matic? :D

  40. Michael Cerda

    Michael Cerda

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    Whats this guys electrical bill every month?! Lol

  41. Blue Foxy

    Blue Foxy

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    9:44 "I'm going to modify this one, so this link is racist" something I'd never thought I'd hear today

  42. Ajay


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    Need that cap bank for my system. Power my 10k nicely 🤣🤣🤣

  43. AH AH

    AH AH

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    His neighbors must be thrilled to live nearby=)

  44. alun roberts

    alun roberts

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    Am thinking what would happen if I jammed my mother in law's head in it. Would her eyes pop out.

  45. umair shah

    umair shah

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    I hate high voltage⚡

  46. alun roberts

    alun roberts

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    Can you send me a dead one I pay post cost. Be nice to have one.

  47. Tony vlogs

    Tony vlogs

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    Also I’ve been subbed to u since 2015

  48. Conal Fawcett

    Conal Fawcett

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    This video has done well. It's great to see you back.

  49. uidsea


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    For a second I thought you were going to do all this inside.

  50. lukačenko 7

    lukačenko 7

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    13:40 real time pop you are welcome

  51. Joe Marz

    Joe Marz

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    Tesla would be proud of you!

  52. Joe Marz

    Joe Marz

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    Can I use a fuse like that to fast charge my phone? :)

  53. M W S

    M W S

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    I have a lot of respect for electricity, the effect from the steel wool was incredible seeing all the molten particles flying through the air was cool.

  54. M W S

    M W S

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    I have a lot of respect for electricity, the effect from the steel wool was incredible seeing all the molten particles flying through the air was cool.

  55. R B

    R B

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    Now that looks like an expensive project! Even with some of it being scrap. I wonder how much one of those fuses costs when new? Just for fun I searched amazon and found a very similar unit rated at 5K Amp for $3,500.00 US. And judging from the images it did not look new although there was no description per se. www.amazon.com/Gould-Shawmut-A4BY5000-5000A-Amptrap/dp/B01GGGKQZA

  56. ExToS Shady

    ExToS Shady

    Prieš 6 dienų

    one of these days there just wont be any new videos and it will be very sad

  57. Heartless Angel

    Heartless Angel

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    Where can I find capacitors THAT FREAKING HUGE!!! His capacitor bank is LIFE!!!

  58. Joseph Rotello

    Joseph Rotello

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    Perhaps the worse part of the "wonderful" experiment is that breathing the energized air is likely poisonous as can be, even if the breathing is second-hand in nature. Be careful to keep those human lungs clear, gents. Otherwise, carry on !

  59. Martin Slattery

    Martin Slattery

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    I assume removing the sand reduces the rating of the fuse, it will certainly reduce the time element of the fuse rating. I would like to see repeat of experiment to see result with fuse unopened Operating as it should with decent copper bus bars which would also remove heat. I think a lot more power needed to blow this properly in one attempt. Nice attempt tho!

  60. Sean Kingsbury

    Sean Kingsbury

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    Your like a mad scientist!

  61. Daniel Bernier

    Daniel Bernier

    Prieš 6 dienų

    I learned not to sit down on your nice metal bench in your backyard.

  62. Sam Wong

    Sam Wong

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    Get a few go pros and a Sony a7 for your setup mate this kind of vid quality wouldn't cut it in 2021

  63. The Tater Man

    The Tater Man

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    Very cool video

  64. Daniel Hildebrand

    Daniel Hildebrand

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    Where's the kaboom? I was expecting an earth shattering kaboom! Lol

  65. Derin A. Maleek

    Derin A. Maleek

    Prieš 7 dienų

    that was fantastic thank you

  66. danny Thorpe

    danny Thorpe

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    glad to see you back on the tube.

  67. peter8488


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    15:11 for the win.

  68. Ed Burton

    Ed Burton

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    fANTASTIC!!! A man after my own heart. Brilliantly concieved and carried out!

  69. KP


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    So nice, I watched it twice. Got both orange AND green smoke billowing forth on the later runs... I do believe this qualifies our Mr Mayhem for the title of Witch, or perhaps Sorcerer General.

  70. Suki Vverh

    Suki Vverh

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    now i understand why u talk like that

  71. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer

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  72. steven Mcc

    steven Mcc

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    Weird, facinating. Couldnt stop watching

  73. Ernest Imken

    Ernest Imken

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    Fun and foolishness in a dangerous experiment, not to mention the destruction of expensive equipment.

  74. Jake


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    12:56 for those wondering

  75. Eduardo Espinoza

    Eduardo Espinoza

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    this is hair raising

  76. Carl Christian

    Carl Christian

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    My car needs this

  77. Donald Desnoo

    Donald Desnoo

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    Extremely dangerous at 3kv one touch dead 🙄

  78. Kurtis Louth

    Kurtis Louth

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    I sware my 84 k10 will pop any fuse

  79. Christopher K

    Christopher K

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    Can I quick charge my iphone off that power bank

  80. A Drunk Skeleton

    A Drunk Skeleton

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    Totally thought you were calling the resistor "racist"; had to put the CC on to see you had said "recessed". 🤣

  81. Your Highness

    Your Highness

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    this is quite epic

  82. Michelle Isabelle-Stark

    Michelle Isabelle-Stark

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    I love the fire extinguisher placement next to the capacitors. The irony.

  83. Andrew Kistner

    Andrew Kistner

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    The best part about this channel is this guy makes all this stuff in like a back bedroom and his living room. #baller

  84. Joshua Amann

    Joshua Amann

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    I‘d like to see a collab of him and The Slomo guys when blowing stuff up

  85. VintageSteelo


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    15:10 to skip the unnecessary b.s and get what u came for

  86. Theodore Bear

    Theodore Bear

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  87. Paul S.

    Paul S.

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    is that aluminum wire or tinned copper?

  88. Abhimanyu Singh

    Abhimanyu Singh

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    I had a mini heart attack 4 times in this video.

  89. Kirk Kingsbury

    Kirk Kingsbury

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    Who plays with electricity?!..Electricians .

  90. Daniel Z

    Daniel Z

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    as metalbuilder i got an heartattack when you started drilling the copper O,O

  91. Son of Mayhem

    Son of Mayhem

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    This guy is a menace to society

  92. brakel8r


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    Tesla and Edison just called.....they are very proud

  93. Szabi B

    Szabi B

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    Question what is that black 15,000 volt tested material used for, so that no electricity is able to jump from the mat and discharge into the ground or other surroundings?? Thx

  94. Szabi B

    Szabi B

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    I wish I knew someone like you, you are very intelligent, plus the amount of electricity your working with scares the shit out of me. I had to change a Edison style screw in fuse to the fuse box, even after I flipped the switch to cut the power I was scared of getting toasted.

  95. Szabi B

    Szabi B

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    I bet you he keeps his laser beams hidden behind that mirror, just a odd place to have a mirror.

  96. Mirko Goldbaum

    Mirko Goldbaum

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    Do anybody know what's the price of this fuse?

  97. Hirschi74


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    200.000 Ampere. This is really freightening. Edit: I just googled, even a lightning strike in a thunderstorm "only" reaches 100.000 Amps at best. Holy smokes

  98. Kyle S. Herman

    Kyle S. Herman

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    looks like a 5000A claymore

  99. Alec Dorfman

    Alec Dorfman

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    "...and ladies" 🤣

  100. Dub Quake

    Dub Quake

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    ...But Why?