Hello Stuart, Be extremely careful, you could easily zap by mistake your computer, HiFi and TV and those of your neighbors, like I did with my initial experiment. You also could zap yourself, if you are in a close position. Best to activate any switches with long plastic rods, rather than depending on something that by itself starts a resonant signal that you cannot turn off in time. A pulse like this can also zap your electronic watch and cell-phone. --- Stuart Rae <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi Joseph et al ! > Joseph Hiddink wrote: > >Giving something away for free is never > >appreciated as I found out the hard way.
I agree with you absolutely. > > >Do not give a fish, give a fishing rod and let > >them catch a fish themselves is the better > way. > > > And thank you for a loan of YOUR fishing rod > Joseph. > With it I have since made a couple of > variations of your "single plate > capacitor". > > The last one was about nine inches in diameter, > and in addition, it was > carefully coated with several layers of clear > gloss insulating varnish. > I supported it from the inside on a plastic rod > insulator, and mounted a > specially designed external element, for the > collection and transfer of > "free atmospheric electrons". > It had only been charged up for a minute or two > when, much to my > surprise, there was a loud 'crack', and in the > corner of my eye I saw an > electric spark leap out of nowhere, onto the > collection element. The > spark was about three eighths to half an inch > long . It made such a > noise that my wife clearly heard it in an > adjacent room and wondered > "what I'd blown up this time" . :-) > > I have since had to put it aside temporarily. > (1) to give its practical > applications some more thought, and (2) to > finish a new variation of a > motionless electric generator that I'm making > for a close friend. It > uses resonant toggled fields rather than the > switched magnetic fields of > a conventional MEG. > > So once again, thank you for the fishing rod > Joseph. When I've got it > all under control, and it's heating the element > in my hot water > cylinder, I'll let you know. > > Regards, > > > S. R. > ................................................................................................ > "There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious > fact," > Sherlock Holmes . > > > > > >