Deluxe Van de Graaff Generator 220 Volt European Plug

Item # P6-3500

Wabash Instrument Corp



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This 220 volt Van de Graaff generator is for our international customers. Generator provides power for all basic electrostatic experiments on a dramatic scale, with sparks of 8" to as high as 12" to 15".


Notice: This product is a special order.

The Van de Graaff Generator is identical to our P6-3300 Generator, except that it's for use on 220-volt electrical circuits.

This rugged unit will help you give demonstrations that will impress the socks off your students. The generator provides power for all basic electrostatic experiments on a dramatic scale, with sparks of 8" to as high as 12" to 15". Yet with a maximum continuous current of just 10 microamps, it's quite safe for classroom use.

 Sample Activity: Charging a Person's Hair

This is fun for all the class, but not necessarily an easy demonstration to pull off. If you can raise an entire person to the voltage level of the dome, then their hair should act in much the same way as with an electric plume.
The Deluxe Van de Graaff generator is not a huge machine, so the smaller the volunteer you have selected, the better. There will be less surface from which to lose charge.

  1. Be sure there are as few "points" of loss as possible. Things like rings on fingers, metal barrettes, and belt buckles should be avoided.
  2. Be sure the machine is in good operating condition and is putting out plenty of voltage.
  3. Insulate your volunteer from the ground by having them stand on something like a sturdy plastic milk crate.
  4. Have your volunteer place his hand on the dome and then start the machine. The subject must understand that he is not to remove his hand or he will receive a shock when he puts it back.

In a minute or so, the volunteer will have been raised to about as high a potential as you're going to get. If the hair is now standing up, you have succeeded. If not, it's time to consider what might be wrong.

Recommended Storage Conditions for Replacement Belts:

  • Store in a cool, dry place with a temperature below 75° F
  • Keep away from direct heat or open flames
  • Avoid contact with solvents or other fluids
  • Do not store in direct sunlight
  • Keep products wrapped or sealed to minimize the absorption of moisture
  • Store in a relaxed condition free from tension, compression or other deformation.

Notice: If Replacement Belts are stored correctly, expect a 3-year shelf-life.

Please Note: The repulsive forces available are relatively small and are quite insufficient to untangle hair or overcome any type of hair spray. The best results come from clean, straight, dry hair of perhaps 3 or 4 inches in length. 120v 60hz.

Products being sold are not toys. They are for Educational / Labratory use only. They are not for use by children 12 and under.

Other Resources
  • Dome: 25cm
  • Overall Ht: 76cm
  • Lower Cabinet: 30 x 25 x 7.5cm