• Van De Graaff Generator With Accessory Kit

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  • £323.76excluding VAT

    £388.51 including VAT

  • Van de Graaff Generator
    The Generator consists of a conducting sphere
    (the dome) supported by a plexiglass pillar and a rubber
    belt driven by an electric motor concealed in the metal
    base. Static electrical charge is produced by friction
    between this band and two rollers, one of polythene, the
    other of plexiglass. The charge is removed from the belt
    by a metal gauze and stored in the dome. The electric
    motor is driven from the mains supply, using a three-wire
    cable. The base is fitted with a 4mm diameter socket
    which can be used either for supporting a conducting
    sphere (fitted with a cranked rod support) or for a wire
    connection to a separate conducting sphere (fitted on a
    plexiglass rod). A dust cover is provided to keep the Van
    de Graaff free from dust when not in use.

    With Accessory kit

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  • Rated 4.67 out of 5 stars from 1 reviews. Read Reviews
    "Shockingly Good!"

    Great VDG machine as shown and so easy to use being mains powered. Variable speed is a bonus. Solid construction but the Conducting Sphere broke very quickly or the rod itself did. Puts too much tension on the socket fitted in the base where you plug it into. Easily got round this and would still recommend this VDG. It as a joy to use compared to the hand driven ones especially over several hours at open evenings at School.

Technical Specification

Diameter of Generator Dome: 220mm

Total Height: 500mm.

Base (max) Dimensions: 218 x 182 x 93mm

Operating Voltage: 220 to 240V AC

Fuse Rating: 315 mA / 250V

Dome Capacitance: 15pF (approx)

Maximum (intermittent) current: 6µA (approx)

Maximum Spark Length: 50mm (approx)

Diameters of Conducting Spheres: 100mm

Power Output: 200,000 - 400,000 volts (depending on humidity levels)

Product Reviews

  • Shockingly Good!

    Nigel Bottomley 13th Jul 2016

    Great VDG machine as shown and so easy to use being mains powered. Variable speed is a bonus. Solid construction but the Conducting Sphere broke very quickly or the rod itself did. Puts too much tension on the socket fitted in the base where you plug it into. Easily got round this and would still recommend this VDG. It as a joy to use compared to the hand driven ones especially over several hours at open evenings at School.

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