We’re going to dive into the introduction of a method for Fractal wood burning with the car battery.

Fractal Wood burning, Wood Electricity Art Or Lichtenberg Art

You probably have seen shapes like tree or thunderstorms on the wood created by burning wood with high voltage electricity.

The name of this art is Fractal wood burning.

Wood electricity art and Lichtenberg art wood are other names for this art. This art has a basic difference in wood burning art or pyrography art.

These designs are known as Lichtenberg’s designs because they were resulted by the experiences and experiments of the German physicist George Christophe Lichtenberg in the 18th century.

Lichtenberg art actually is an art to make a design on the wood with a high voltage difference between the two points of the wood.

Lichtenberg designs are created by making a high voltage difference (above 2000 V) between two points of a nearly dysfunctional object.

The resulting image is a three-dimensional example of Lichtenberg’s designs. The reason for this is the electric discharge phenomenon resulting from the huge potential difference.

To create Lichtenberg designs on a block of wood, we need a trans-high voltage or trans-Tesla.

Car Battery Voltage

The car batteries are fully charged at about 12 to 13 volts.

How Much Voltage Is Needed For Fractal Wood Burning?

A standard has not been developed, but usually not less than 2 kV (2,000 volts). The higher the voltage, the better our results will be.

How To Create This High Voltage?

To convert this value, the simplest possible way is to use a voltage increasing transformer. These transformers receive a voltage of 12 volts at the input and convert the output voltage to the desired voltage.

Generally, we have two types of transformers, booster, and reducer. As the name implies, the reducer will reduce the voltage and the booster will increase the voltage.

The Transformer is a converter with constant frequency and power.

That is, it does not produce or use anything in the process of conversion. The simplest types of transformers are your mobile chargers.

We do not intend to go through the specialized phase of this discussion.

Fractal Wood Burning With Car Battery

You need the following requirements for Fractal wood burning with a car battery.

  • A car battery
  • A voltage booster (transformer)

You need a voltage booster (transformer) with a 12V input voltage and 2000v output voltage.

There are two ways to get these transformers:

First way

You can order one to be built for you.

Second way

Old TVs had a Cathode Ray Tube, which shows the image on the TV screen. For this process, it requires high voltages and this had been done through a voltage booster transformer. If you find one of them you can use it to use for Fractal wood burning.

To set it up, you need to have a switching circuit that is a bit specialized.

This transceiver input is 12 volts. As a simple way, prepare a CFL lamp and use its internal circuit to feed the transformer input.

A low-power 65-watt bulb is enough to do this, and if you have a suitable transformer, you’ll have 20,000 volts on the output.

fractal wood burning with car battery
fractal wood burning with car battery


  • Use PVC insulators to move electrodes and never use wood in the hope of insulating.
  • Use only one hand when working.
  • Do not leave the device on.
  • Most importantly, do not borrow it from anyone! Due to the danger of the machine, the probability of an accident and its aftermath are abundant.

In this way, we are dealing with voltages of several thousand volts, which is very dangerous, so if you do not have the skills and familiarity with the electricity and safety it is necessary to get an expert’s help and do not personally build the device nor use it.

Possible risks & results for the lack of attention are yours. You’re doing it with your own responsibility and we’re not responsible for any kind of issues or cases that may harm you or your environment.

Fractal Wood Burning – Video

This video shows you the result of fractal wood burning on a sample wood.

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Fractal Wood Burning

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