Characteristics Analysis of Electrostatic Generator
Due to the demand of the modern era, now electricity has become an important factor in every sector in our life.
Almost everywhere the electromagnetic induction technique is used to generate the electrical power. Once upon a time, the
electrostatic induction technique was used to generate the electrical power. Unfortunately, there is little information about the
mathematical modeling and characteristics of static electricity generators. A Wimshurst electrostatic generator of disk
diameter 34.0 cm has been designed and experimentally study the characteristics to find the optimized condition for maximum
output power. From the results, it has been found that the generator has maximum performance when the conductor segment
length about 30% of the diameter of the disk. The machine performance has intensely depended on the total surface area of the
conducting material and slightly relied on the number of sectors/segments.
Index Terms—Static electricity, high voltage DC, breakdown voltage, EWICON, Wimshurst electrostatic generator, Van Di