Maplin Eight Inch Interactive Blue Plasma Ball

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About this product


  • Great for kids’ rooms, sleepovers and more
  • Interacts with your fingertips and to the sound of music
  • Lightning strands move in the middle of the plasma ball

Product overview

  • Eight-inch plasma ball is great for kids’ rooms, sleepovers and more
  • Interacts with your fingertips and reacts to the sound of music
  • Lightning strands move from the middle of the plasma ball
  • Ideal for parties with over 2,000 hours of life
  • Mains powered

Bring your party to life
As the ideal party entertainment for your guests, the Blue Plasma Ball is great fun and highly interactive. Play your favourite music and watch the lightning effects or move your fingertips around the ball and watch the lightning inside interact. It’s easy to set up too, simply connect to the 12V 1A power supply and plug it into your wall socket. Turn it on and it’s ready to go!


Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love my plasma ball,works a treat is now glass, got one for my niece which was plastic.Buy one it's cheep & even if you have no clue how it works it looks great
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I coin this the "distractatron". If placed in the field of view of the TV, you will only watch this! Great piece of kit
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant present, filled with loads of fun and tons of entertainment. A good affordable price, and lights up a room, run your fingers across this round plasma ball to watch it grab your hand and warm it. A great gift for any age above 9, to 99, it gives you the feel of a insane scientist. I really think this is a fabulous entertainment attractor, buy it before it runs out of stock!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good great gift idea well worth the money. I think I might buy another one just to go with it looks very good in the dark great night light. Five out of five stars for me! : )
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my 8 year old son received this as a gift and thought it was fab! totally amazed by it. loves going to bed and watching it in the dark. great , unique gift idea.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I've really enjoyed my plasma ball. There are a few niggles though that indicate that the design could be polished a little more. *The black cover won't stay on so I've had to use a small blob of glue. *The audio mode only responds to very loud sounds. *The AC frequency that the globe uses is within my unusually-good hearing, so it emits a constant high-pitched hiss. Apart from those things, it is a beautiful decoration.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good fun and quite attractive in the corner of a room at night. My son loves it!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plasma Ball I brought this a few months ago and it value for money and creates a nice effect of glowing streaks. There are many things you can do with a plasma ball and there are videos on Youtube showing you how. The glass is extremely fragile and can break very easily so store in a suitable place. There are three modes on this plasma ball: OFF, ON, SOUND. The sound mode makes the plasma ball turn on and off according to sound. Overall, high quality and value for money.
Date published: 2017-05-01
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Product Specifications





Operating Specifications






Package Contents:

1 x Plasma Ball
1 x 12 V 1 A DC adapter



Novelty Plasma Ball

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Power Specifications

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Is the ball itself made from plastic?

Asked by: Sophie
It's Glass
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-21

How many inches is this?

Asked by: aaron Hayford
Answered by: danno10
Date published: 2017-12-16

What does 8 inches refer to is it diameter? circumfrence? or even overall height including stand?

Asked by: elfy
This is the Diameter measurement.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-12-14

Hi I've bought one of these but when it's set to audio it doesn't seem to change anything. I put it right next to the tv playing music....still nothing. Is it faulty or just not very sensitive? Thanks.

Asked by: Barbara71
If it does not do anything when stimulated by sound I would conclude that the unit may be faulty.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-11-27

I've just received this from you, but it makes a buzzing noise when in use. Could you tell me if this is normal

Asked by: MandWigan
Yes this is normal.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-21

We’ve had one of these for a couple of weeks, it was fine at first, really sparkling,  but now it has lost all its zing. How do we help it get its zing back? Or do we have to return it for a replacement?

Asked by: Amgine
This would require exchanging.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-11-21

Is there an on/off switch on the unit and is it located on the base itself or in-line on the power lead?

Asked by: systemlord
There is a power switch on the base.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-10-12

What size is the power socket on this please 

Asked by: Binman007
The socket is 2.5 x 5.5mm DC power socket
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2017-08-11
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