Van De Graaff Generator (Electrostatic) 250,000V

American Educational Products

$ 249.99 
SKU: 10-060

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Create your own lightning with these time-tested devices that have delighted students for decades! Named after the inventor Van de Graaff, an American physicist, this machine produces low-amperage static electricity that can be "shocking" but perfectly safe. Two different pulleys inside a plastic column create and carry static charge up to the polished aluminium collector globe. You can draw out this static charge in a burst of lightning - or you can set each hair on your head on end!
  • Van de Graaff generator with 250,000V potential demonstrates static electricity for students in grades 8-12
  • Aluminium sphere collects static electrical charge
  • Neoprene belt is housed inside of clear tubing for visibility
  • Base with removable housing provides support

 The American Educational 7-511 Van de Graaff generator has 250,000V potential, an aluminium sphere, and a neoprene belt. This Van de Graaff generator demonstrates static electricity for students in grades 8-12. The aluminium sphere collects a static electrical charge. Its neoprene belt is housed inside of clear tubing for visibility. The base has a removable housing and provides support for the apparatus during use. It measures 24" x 8" x 11" (H x W x D). (H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.)

 

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