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Dissectible Condenser
# 5C20.30

Description: Charge the condenser with the Dirod Generator. Use the wand to disconnect the charging wire from the stem of the condenser. Lift out the inner section with the wand. Lift out the glass by hand. Pass the parts around. Reassemble and draw a spark.

Parts: dissectible condenser, dirod generator, insulating pad

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 10 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 18-25 Charge a capacitor and show the discharge, then charge again and take it apart. Handle it, try to discharge it, reassemble it, and discharge it.
Sutton E-64 The inner and outer conductors of a charged Leyden jar are removed and brought into contact, then reassembled and discharged in the usual manner.
Freier and Anderson Ed-3 A capacitor is charged, disassembled, passed around, assembled, and discharged with a spark.

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