Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:16:59

Author: Bill Alexander

Subject: Re: Best commercial VDG

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Another possibility, even though you cleaned it, is a small sharp point
leaking the charge off. Ours worked quite well, then one day quit. I took it
into the optics lab and waited a few minutes in the dark for my eyes to
adapt then ran it. There was an almost invisible metal splinter discharging
it. Wiped it off, and all was well. I could never have found it without
watching it in the dark.

Bill A.

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Steve Anderson wrote:

> > As I wrote, after that the VDG zapped rather hefty for a while again but
> ceased rather quickly and turned sour ;-(.
>
> Is that zapping into the air, or into the grounded sphere?
> Mine sometimes "loads down" when left running open
> (with no earth terminal nearby, except the base).
>
> I can hear the motor slow down, there is fizzling sound around the dome,
> and after a few long stringers to the nearby faucet, then they cease.
> You can see purple glow if you turn out the lights.
>
> with the grounded globe at 25 cm,
> the Winsco is happy and will crack away indefinitely.
>



--
Excuse me if I ramble, I own a Nash.

Bill Alexander
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Humboldt State University
Arcata CA 95521

(707) 826-3212

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Another possibility, even though you cleaned it, is a small sharp point lea=
king the charge off. Ours worked quite well, then one day quit. I took it i=
nto the optics lab and waited a few minutes in the dark for my eyes to adap=
t then ran it. There was an almost invisible metal splinter discharging it.=
Wiped it off, and all was well. I could never have found it without watchi=
ng it in the dark.

Bill A.On Thu, Feb 24, 20=
11 at 2:58 PM, Steve Anderson wrote:

> =A0As I wrote, after that the VDG zapped rather hefty for a while agai=
n but ceased rather quickly and turned sour ;-(.

Is that zapping into the air, or into the grounded sphere?
Mine sometimes "loads down" when left running open
(with no earth terminal nearby, except the base).

I can hear the motor slow down, there is fizzling sound around the dome,
and after a few long stringers to the nearby faucet, then they cease.
You can see purple glow if you turn out the lights.

with the grounded globe at 25 cm,
the Winsco is happy and will crack away indefinitely.
-- Excuse me if I ram=
ble, I own a Nash.Bill AlexanderDept. of Physics =
and AstronomyHumboldt State UniversityArcata CA =A095=
521

(707) 826-3212


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