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

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steveastrouk

9 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.

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martin156steveastrouk

Answer 9 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

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steveastroukmartin156

Answer 9 years ago

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

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steveastrouk

9 years ago

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

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Kitemansteveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

(He didn't say "please" that time, either...)

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martin156

9 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.

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DELETED_GuardianFox

9 years ago

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