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Monday, 22 July 2013 10:02

J2-14 LIGHTNING ROD SIMULATOR

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  • ID Code: J2-14
  • Purpose: Demonstrates how lightning rods really work
  • Description: A ground sphere is positioned adjacent to the Van de Graaff generator so that the ground sphere is charged by induction and creates large sparks. While this system is working, a grounded point is aimed at the Van de Graaff dome from a distance of several times the distance between the dome and the ground sphere. The grounded point discharges the dome at a much lower potential, preventing buildup of charge on the ground sphere and the concomitant spark discharge.
  • Availability: Available
  • Loc codes: J2a
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