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Other ways to charge a Leydon Jar? Answered

I need to find a good easy working way to charge up a Leydon Jar with static electricity. I do not have (and cannot make) a van de graffe generator. I tried using my tv, but it doesn't work too well. Are there any other ways to charge a Leydon jar?

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masterbuilder (author)2014-10-10

the way I've done it before is to ground the outside of the jar, rub PVC with fur, and touch it to the topload (is that what its called? I may be thinking Tesla coils...). Or if rubbing pipes aren't your thing, you could use the old TV as a static generator.

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rickharris (author)2012-01-06

There ou have it. Of all Static generators beyond rubbing a balloon on your jumper the VDG generator is prob the easiest to build.

There are few ready made static generators around the house. If your TV isn't a glass tube model then it won't generate any charge.

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Higgs Boson (author)rickharris2012-01-07

could you possibly use an ion generator? my idea is that you would put the jar in the stream of ions from the generator, so it would gain a charge, and discharge on other items.

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