The Mini Wimshurst Electrostatic Generator kit is designed for older kids (or adults) to learn about “static” electricity by actually building a working Wimshurst generator. This kit is small Wimshurst Electrostatic Generator that will achieve up to 60,000 volts of “static” electricity. The Mini Wimshurst Electrostatic Generator kit is a complete Wimshurst system, comprising of two high speed motors, two rotating disks, two neutraliser bars with 4 brush contacts, two high voltage capacitors, two discharge balls, 40 disk collectors and two charge collectors. Supplied with a switched battery box for 4 AA cells.
All Photos are from prototypes, production items will have slight design differences.
Due to supply issues, this item is currently not being produced. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.
Mini Wimshurst Electrostatic Generator kit Specifications:
Input Voltage: 3-6V (from 4 x AA cells)
Output Voltage up to 60,000V (20mm sparks)
Disk Diameter: 12mm
Twin High speed motors.
Although the voltages produced by product are safe for humans, this is not true for any other electronic device. IT MUST NOT BE USED WITHIN 300mm OF ANY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT. Also be aware whilst using the device you may pick up electrostatic charge, do not operate any electronics whilst using the device. You are a conductor.
Does contain small parts and is therefore not suitable for small children. This product contains nuts.
This device is not intended for continuous or long term use.
Does require 4xAA cells