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Originally posted by DragonsDemesne
According to one of my textbooks, to ionize air at atmospheric pressure you need 3000000 volts/meter. That is the electric field you would need. That is when the air starts to break down and ionize, allowing it to conduct electricity.
I don't think the amps would matter in this case.