An Enhanced Quad-Disc Electrostatic Generator

Paper #:
  • 929472

Published:
  • 1992-08-03
Citation:
Kelly, D., "An Enhanced Quad-Disc Electrostatic Generator," SAE Technical Paper 929472, 1992, https://doi.org/10.4271/929472.
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Pages:
6
Abstract:
The conventional twin-disc Wimshurst type of electrostatic generator has considerably increased potential as a high voltage output sources when two additional stator discs are utilized on each side of the usual twin, counterrotating rotor discs. The emergence of the Hyde type of electrostatic generator has spurred some interest in high voltage electrostatic generators of this general type, but unfortunately the Hyde E/S technology is not practical, and has a number of technical errors in it which make it unworkable. In the quad-disc electrostatic the basic principles of the Wimshurst twin counterrotating E/S discs are preserved, and in addition a twin rotor-to-stator E/S generating factor is included in this composite quad-disc electrostatic generator. The twin, counterrotating rotor discs form the basic E/S components, and have both the non-contacting neutralizing brushes, and the non-contacting collector brushes. The positive and negative stator discs on each side of each rotor disc receive E/S transfer from the multiple conductive segments on the outer sides of each rotor disc. The normal E/S transfer occurs from the segments on the inner surfaces of each of the rotor discs. The number of conductive segments on each of the rotor and stator discs will range from a low of 30 segments, to a maximum of 60 segments, depending on the disc diameter and the voltage/amperage balance per segment. The voltage and and current amplification function for the enhanced quad-disc E/S generator will be accomplished by twin, large capacitive transformers, similar to those used in the present Swiss M-L Converter.The key components within these twin. large capacitive transformers are the twin, large bifilar wound coils over ferrite magnet stacks which transduce space energy into these polarized components. The wattage amplification factor is not generally recognized in presnt applied physics, but since the phenomena occurs in four F/E projects, past and present, it is an accomplished fact in advanced physics today! The enhanced quad-disc electrostatic generator design holds considerable promise for providing a useful high-voltage-to-normal watteg power source, as the concept is further evolved and developed.
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