5A50.40 - Static Genecon
Connect the Static Genecon to the electrostatic motor of choice. As you turn the generator, the felt strip rubbing on the plastic cylinder will create enough electrostatic charge to run the motor.
CAUTION: Turning the motor too fast will strip the plastic gears. It will also generate less charge the faster it is turned.
- "Static Genecon Manual of Operation N99-B10-1324", NADA Scientific.
- Robert A. Morse, "Laboratory Activity 9: Frictional Electrostatic Generators", Teaching about Electrostatics, p. 3 - 30.
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