Wimshurst Machine

Item 3131-01

Use this machine to generate static electric charges and cause electric discharges. Turn the hand crank to rotate the 2 high-resistance plastic disks in opposite directions. Disk Dia. is about 10″ (250 mm) with equally spaced metal sectors. A rapid sequence of sparks can be generated by lowering the system’s capacitance.
• Comes with a Teacher’s Guide and reproducible Student Handout
• Mounted on insulated wooden base

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Use this machine to generate static electric charges and cause electric discharges. Turn the hand crank to rotate the 2 high-resistance plastic disks in opposite directions. Disk Dia. is about 10″ (250 mm) with equally spaced metal sectors. A rapid sequence of sparks can be generated by lowering the system’s capacitance.
• Comes with a Teacher’s Guide and reproducible Student Handout
• Mounted on insulated wooden base

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