|Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 9:53 pm: || |
I read your (well written) article on how to construct an Ion motor utilizing either a VDG or a TV-Foil capacitor, and decided to go with the former option (VDG), as I wanted to experiment with a continuously operating motor. However, bad weather has kept me from acquiring the parts to build the VDG, and so I decided to try an ion motor with my Tesla coil. However, I'd heard that some things just won't work with the AC output of my coil, so I found a motor which was designed to work on a tesla coil. (http://www.electronixandmore.com/project/5.html)
The problem is that my motor won't even spin, sparks are just emitted from both ends of the wire, with one end emitting a visibly larger spark than the other (?). Do I need more power for this to work, or am I doing something worng?
While we're close to the subject, will your motor work from the output of an AC Tesla Coil, or will I have to wait and construct a Van de Graaf?
Thanks for your Help,
--K. Lang (VrmlBasic)
Post Scriptum: The Tesla coil that I am using is (allegedly) 50kV.