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Tesla Coil
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The Tesla Coil is an item added to Fallout 3 in the Broken Steel add-on.



The Tesla Coil is the last component to the Tesla Cannon.


The Tesla Coil can be found in Olney Powerworks, inside the central reactor. You have to make sure all the switches are off around it before you take it. If you do take it with the switches on you will lose a good amount of your hit points.

Alternatively, there is a room next to the coil with a computer terminal inside requiring 75 science to hack. That terminal releases a failsafe that allows you to get the tesla coil.


It is possible to take more than one Tesla Coil by activating the reactor after you take the first one. You will take shock damage if you didn't turn off the switches and a message will pop up saying "Tesla Coil added" or something like that, however, you will still only have one Tesla Coil in your inventory. (360)

If wearing a Deathclaw Gauntlet when you take the Tesla Coil without turning off the switches or by any other means, other than jumping in a grabbing the coil, the Deathclaw Gauntlet will retain the blue tinge from the shock untill taken off. (360)

Behind the scenes

For information on the Tesla Coil outside of Fallout, see

Related quests

Broken Steel (add-on)

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