### Subject: Is it possible to charge a Battery by using an Electrostatic Generator ?

Date: Sat Jun 9 16:23:33 2012
Posted by Birol
City: Mosbach am Neckar State/Province: Baden Württemberg Country: GERMANY
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 1339284213.Eg
Message:
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Dear Sir,

I would like to ask you a question about charging an accu battery, by an
electrostatic generator, For our science fair project, if there is a
possibility or not.....

We got an old but working Wimhurst machine for our science club, and would
like to charge a storage battery with this influence machine. Which
possibilities are there available and what is the most efficient way by
charging a battery through electrostatic ways ?

I guess we need to convert the high-voltage and low-current static electricity
into low-voltage, moderate-current electricity, am I right ?

2- I heard that some ham radio operators who have long wire antennas mounted
in the air, collect static electricity from the ambient medium, and charging
their batteries by this way, is this possible ? What kind of arrangement is
this ?

b- If we apply the same method, should we use an enamel coated wire or a
coaxial cable, why ?

3- Plauson also harnessed the static electricity, like Nikola Tesla. He
transformed it into dynamic current. He used for his purpose special antennas,
the higher and larger the antenna the better. He favors big metallic helium
balloons. Is this also a possibility ?

b- We may charge by this way some HV capacitors until sufficiently high
potential builds to jump the spark gap. The oscillatory discharge (Spark-gap
oscillator) is induced into the transformer primary. Is it possible to
transform this high voltage, high frequency current with a conventional
transformer into low voltage, high current (still high frequency) electricity ?
What kind of transformer should we use and what kind of motor should be
applied, if I want to drive a motor with this HF current ?

4- How can we charge the battery which is settled parallel to a spark gap
oscillator mentioned in step (3-b) which means HF current is flowing ?

Hope to get some help and references for our science club projects !

Yours Sincerely,
Birol Oezgen

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