I tried ordering more Ion generators, and actually hooked 3 of them up in parallel, thinking this would drastically increase my output, however to my surprise, I saw absolutely no increase at all,
Here is a link to the ion generators I'm using http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/SW-750/IONIZER/1.html .
Thats why I was figuring 3 in parallel would work, is because they would all 3 be flooding the body with negative electrons 3 times as fast, and building voltage 3 times as fast. But apparently not.
Its my understanding that the negative ion generator, to be simplified, constantly floods the body with negative electrons. So isn't voltage constantly increasing, simply by more and more negative electrons flowing from the device onto the body, before they are discharged? Basically making the body like a capacitor.
It works pretty decent, and can allow someone to generate a pretty constant stream of 1/8 - 1/4 sparks from their fingers to any grounded metal. But I want to see if I can make it stronger.
Ion generators use corona discharge, there's not much more voltage you can get once discharge starts!QuoteIt works pretty decent, and can allow someone to generate a pretty constant stream of 1/8 - 1/4 sparks from their fingers to any grounded metal. But I want to see if I can make it stronger.Why do you want to go higher? Sounds painful. Unless the air is dry you won't get much higher anyway.To get more voltage the Van-def-Graff is the way to go, and there are _serious_ safety considerations with larger VdGG's.