RALLY MY VAN DE GRAAF LIGHT A FLORESENT LIGHT BULB ISNT THAT WORK? GABE
Mitch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: 11/20/06 - Self-Running Generator powered by Static Electricity Interesting article. Walter is right that static is everywhere. But it has its set of 'special' problems. I have played around quite a bit with static elctricity, even to the point of building my own very large Van de Graf. The one thing that I could not do was to hold on to the charge long enough to get it to any useful work. It just wouldn't stay in the wires. Every time I tried to make a transformer with static, the juice simply ignored the coil, and went wherever it wanted to, including right through the dielectric. It was like trying to push a rope. I wonder how this guy solved this problem, if indeed this is even legit. Another problem is static's dependancy on lower humidity conditions. Moisture seems to 'kill' the field, so how does Walter's machine perform on a rainy day? I think we need to find this Walter Owens guy, and his pending Patent. Mitch --------------------------------- Access over 1 million songs - Yahoo! Music Unlimited.