• You’ll Get a Charge Out of This: Static Electricity and Absorbents
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  • Billsays:
    10/20/2013 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Here’s a neat science fair project; charging a deep cycle battery with static electricity.

    String an insulated wire 10 feet above the ground. Attach an automotive spark plug to the end of the wire at ground level. Attach an automotive coil to the spark plug. Attach a battery to the coil.

    When the wire builds up enough of a charge, the static electricity will jump the spark gap and go through the automotive coil. The automotive coil will lower the voltage and raise the amperage. This converted electricity, now with amperage, will pulse into the battery, effectively pulse charging the battery each time the spark plug fires.

    Try different lengths of insulated wire in different weather conditions to record the rate of charge.

    Warning: do not allow the battery to over charge as that could be dangerous. Also, do not use more than 600 feet of wire. Using more could pose a risk of a dangerous shock to humans.

    Record your findings and present your experiment at the next science fair.

  • Carlton Wellssays:
    09/27/2022 at 12:46 pm Reply

    Muchos Gracias for your post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

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