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Wimshurst Machine Classes Used: Phys 102, 108, 153
Generates static high-voltage electric charge which produces sparks up to 2'-3“ long between the ball-ending electrodes. The glass disks are rotated in opposite directions while brushes collect the induced charge and store the charge in Leyden jar-type capacitors. If too much charge is built up without discharging on the ball-ending electrodes, a separate metal fuse is located on the bottom of the machine. Useful for building up static charge in other demonstrations.
Only works by turning counterclockwise. Updated on 06/10/13
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