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what do i use as a belt for the van de graaff generator? Answered

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10 years ago

So, which of these have you already tried ?

Aug 17, 2009. 11:31 AMrickharris says:
Bike tire inner tube

Aug 17, 2009. 9:11 AMthematthatter says:
ive seen a few designs that used pantyhose.

Aug 17, 2009. 2:58 AMKiteman says:
Any rubberised (= high friction and non-conductive) material will work.

I used to use a VdG with a ragged old belt held together with staples and wishes, and it worked fine.

For a small generator, large rubber bands will work.

I would be tempted to try cutting a strip from an old neoprene wetsuit or rubberised macintosh (the coat, not the computer).

If you were feeling really creative, you could even try weaving a belt from ordinary rubber bands.

Aug 16, 2009. 4:13 PMJoe Martin says:
Just buy one of the proper width, We tried to make one but when I started it up it lasted all of 2 seconds.

If you do try it's got to be: taught, flexible, strong and able to produce static.

Aug 16, 2009. 7:09 PMJoe Martin says:
It's like a big rubberband but a bit papery

Aug 16, 2009. 4:29 PMorksecurity says:
The big ones, I believe, just used standard conveyor-belt material (rubberized fabric).

There's also the lazy solution: Look at the catalogs/companies which sell hobbyist VdG generators and see if they sell spare belts.


Answer 10 years ago

im looking for something free and something i can find in my house and i read one instructuble that said not to use black rubber


Answer 10 years ago

So try something else try pantyhose, try a piece of hosepipe, try a piece of bandage material, try rubber bands.


10 years ago

Why ? What's wrong with the previous 5 answers you received from your previous question ?


10 years ago

look the reason i posted the same question twice is because everybody stopped answering the first one okay so please put more stuff on this on this one ok chingau bos ge marta.


10 years ago

The previous question you posted has all the answers in it, in plain english. Read it again.