- an instrument for generating static electricity by means of induction.
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Well, next after the electrophorus comes the "fire syringe" (Fig. 7).The Story of a Tinder-box
Charles Meymott Tidy
(A) Test the electrophorus and be sure that it is working properly.The Study of Elementary Electricity and Magnetism by Experiment
Thomas M. St. John
The theory of the electrophorus is very simple, provided the student has clearly grasped the principle of induction.Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One
The electrophorus consists of an insulated conducting plate applied to an insulated electric.
These instruments are the electrophorus, the condenser of electricity, and the doubler of it.
- an apparatus for generating static electricity. It consists of an insulating plate charged by friction and used to charge a metal plate by induction
Word Origin for electrophorus
- An electrostatic generator, constructed like one half of a large capacitor, the other half being any grounded surface, such as a table. A small charge is given to the electrophorus when it is near the grounded surface, effectively charging it like capacitor. As the electrophorous is lifted away from the surface, its voltage relative to the surface increases (as the capacitance decreases).