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Simple Electrophorus

SKU PH0872
  • Simple but elegant apparatus for imparting an electrostatic charge to an object through the process of induction
  • Provides a hands-on approach to learning, allowing students to physically experiment with static electricity. This type of active learning can be more engaging and memorable than simply reading about electrostatics in a textbook
  • Includes nonconductive insulating bakelite disc measuring 6" in diamateter, and a 3.5" diameter metal grounding plate with attached 5" long insultating ebonite handle
  • Eisco Labs proudly manufactures its own products using state-of-the-art equipment, and following the highest standards of quality control. Each product is carefully designed by a team of laboratory professionals and experienced engineers with quality and durability in mind

The Electrophorus is a simple but clever apparatus for demonstrating the process of induction. An excess negative electric charge in the nonconductive insulating bakelite plate is created by rubbing it with fur or wool. Positive and negative charges are separated within the metal ground plate when it comes in contact with the insulating plate. Grounding the top of the dielectric plate leaves it with a net positive charge which can be measured or used to generate sparks. Size of insulting plate: 6" diameter; size of metal ground plate: 3.5" diameter with 5" long attached handle.

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