THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: TESLA COIL
LOCATION: LA CENTER STUDIOS, CA
DESCRIPTION: Contestants must transfer steel rods across a beam while a Tesla coil rains bolts of lightning down upon them.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
- Contestants had to wear a special chain metal suite to protect them from the lightning arcs.
- The Tesla Coil used in this stunt is 2000 times more powerful than the electric chair used by the State of California.
- For safety, a 30ft perimeter was kept around the Tesla coil during shooting.
Fear Factor crew member Gus Dominguez is suited up by Ian MacIntyre as he prepares to take on the Tesla Coil.
Contestants are briefed on the stunt rules by game producer Tom Herschko.
A contestant takes a blast of 2 million volts of electricity while trying to make their way across the beam.