Its about Lord Kelvin's Water-drop electrostatic generator (http://www.amasci.com/emotor/kelvin.html and http://zapatopi.net/kelvin/papers/on_a_self-acting_apparatus.html). I would like to know what the height of the droppers has to do with the amount of charge for a very important school paper (so I can take part in my exams!). I've build one my own and it works, even when the droppers are 5 cm above the upper cans (called 'inductors'). But I don't understand why it still works with this distance...Seperation of charges have to take place, so I thought that the droppers had to be very close to the 'inductors'. How does this work???
Re: What's the relationship between the height and the amount of charge in the 'waterdrop generator'?
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