PIRA: 5A50.10

Summary of the Demo

Two insulated disks rotating in opposite directions induce opposite charges in one another. Metallic leads conduct charges to two spheres, which produces a spark when the breakdown voltage is exceeded.

Equipment List

  • The Wimshurst Machine

Set-up Instructions


Demonstration instructions

Be Careful with the sparks.


Updated by Shovit Bhari 09/14/2011