# Thread: Electromagnetic Induction to create static electricity.

1. Hello, i came across the following idea the other day. I know its pretty basic but i just needed to know if it works. Here is the diagram:

When the piece of rubber was spun would sparks fly between the gaps?

Thank you for any help!
Hepy

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3. Welcome to the forum.

I think what you would end up with here is a nice static charge but, not sure about sparks flying.

I'm not the best versed in this area, so I'll be interested to hear what some of our other members have to say.

Actually looking at it more I think some of your static charge wil be lost into your electrical circuit.

4. Hey, thanks for the reply. Is there any other way to improve it, so it would create a spark.
Thanks!
Hepy

5. Originally Posted by hepy
Hey, thanks for the reply. Is there any other way to improve it, so it would create a spark.
Thanks!
Hepy
I'll wait to see what everyone else says.

I'm also not sure a circular motion would be best. The polarization may just keep canceling out. I'm not an expert, but I'll absorb any new info that I get from this topic.

6. I don't understand what that lamp is doing there.

Anyway, if you put enough volts on it, it should start sparking, the problem is increasing the volts. Has been a while since I dealt with these kind of systems though.

Mr U

7. Hi and thanks for your replies, the lamp doesn't have any real relevance to the intended, sorry about that. Anyway, thanks for your ideas,
Hepy

8. You're halfway between here and there. You've got part electromagnet and part magneto. A magneto is basically the opposite of an electromagnet. An EM uses electricity to generate a magnetic field while a magneto uses magnetism to generate an electric current.
In a magneto you basically move a magnet past the magneto (which is essentially a large coil of wire), this generates an electric field in the wire. Magneto's are used in virtually all internal combustion engines to ignite the fuel.

In my (very poor) drawing, the green represents a magnet, the red a magneto and the blue thing is a spark on a spark plug. Note: in order to actually create enough voltage to cause the spark to jump you will need to step up the voltage, to do this simply make a small step up transformer.

9. You have illustrated the basic concept of an electric generator. As conductor cuts through magnetic flux lines, electrons flow as in electron flow theory. If considering conventional flow theory, consider the holes flowing between electron outer valance quantum (electrons orbit). Stimulated flow of either theory pushes next in line to push the next... Current flow). Upon coil application with resonance equal to frequency output, one observes voltage change. High V change = near static generation. See Nicola Tesla sites on internet for more info.

10. I just didn't get why he/she had the rubber bar. I was thinking electrostatiics for some reason. This however would not do anything useful in that area.

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