Demo Wimshurst

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Wimshurst Machine

This apparatus is used for generating electrostatic charges and high DC potential, which in turn is used to charge conductors like conical, cylindrical, spherical etc, for electrostatic experiments. It consists of two numbers of plastic plates held close together with equally spaced thick sectors of thin foil firmly fixed to the plates, condensers and bearing supports for smooth motion. Two Leyden jars are also provided for storing the charge.

Click here for a video showing the discharge generated from a Wimshurst machine.

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