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Explain this...
« on: May 18, 2008, 07:28:25 am »
I was just wondering if an of you guys can explain the way this battery works in this video........


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Re: Explain this...
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008, 19:34:10 pm »
...according to the wiki god...

The Kelvin water dropper, named for Lord Kelvin, is a type of electrostatic generator. Kelvin referred to the device as his water-dropping condenser. The device uses falling water drops to generate voltage differences by utilizing the electrostatic induction occurring between interconnected, oppositely charged systems.

Water runs down from the top, with slightly positively-charged water attracted to the negative ring and slightly negative water attracted to the positive ring. The charged water flows through the ring and into a container. The charges then build up in the ring connected to the container opposite it - attracting even more charge.  This results in a positive feedback loop.  The apparatus can be extended to more than two streams of droplets.

what wiki doesn't explain is how the conjoined left ring and right catch bucket are negatively charged and vice versa for the positive side of this apparatus...  maybe related to the "self-ionization of water"?   stream of water through the air = rubbing a ballon on your hair?!  neato.

PS - this phenomenon and a youtube vid was proposed by hydrocars as a description for the VIC effect and/or explosive water -

Check out the circuit schmatic for the Kelvin water dropper - then check out the circuit schematic Hydro posted in that thread entitled "Generator.jpeg".  the box including T1 - T4 (elec x-over sw circuit) looks strangely similar... ;)