RALLY MY VAN DE GRAAF LIGHT A FLORESENT LIGHT BULB ISNT THAT WORK?
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
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