Safe High Voltage:
Modify your Ion generator to connect some terminals:
NEEDED: * Negative Ion Generator * Aluminum foil * 2 (or emore) Alligator clipleads (Radio Shack) * Plastic electrical tape My Negative Ion Generator looks like this: Disk of black foam /| _\| / | / | AIREASE(tm) NEGATIVE ION GEN. / | / | | | ||||||||||||||| SIDE VIEW ||||||||||||||| ||||||||||||||| (Device is about 8 inches tall) ||||||||||||||| ||||||||||||||| ||||||||||||||| <-- wrapped in black foam ||||||||||||||| ||||||||||||||| | | |_____________| (AC power cord not shown)The circular black foam disk is the NEGATIVE power supply terminal. The other terminal, the POSITIVE one, is invisibly connected to ground through the AC cord.
To connect an alligator cliplead to the Ion Generator, I placed a 1 inch
strip of aluminum foil against the black foam disk, then wound some black
electrical tape around both the foil and the top of the plastic case. (I
left a tab of foil sticking out.) This pushes the foil firmly against the
black foam. I then clipped my cliplead to the aluminum foil. (Fold
several layers of foil together to make your strip, this keeps it from
To verify that it worked, I plugged in the ion generator and gently
touched the alligator clip with one finger. Sure enough, little sparks
crackled as I brushed the clip with my fingertip.
To power the POP BOTTLE
ELECTROSTATIC MOTOR , I clipped the other end of my
alligator cliplead to the bare "commutator" wire of one of the stator
bottles. The other stator bottle must be connected to ground. Grounded
connections can be had from:
If your negative ion generator is significantly different from mine, it
might be easier for you to connect it up. Some ion generators have a
little tuft of black fur. This fur is conductive, it is the negative
terminal. You can carefully clip your alligator clip directly to this
SAFETY NOTE: use a small desktop ion generator, DO NOT use a FAN-TYPE ION
GENERATOR. The negative terminal of an ionizing fan is buried down inside
the plastic case. IT IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE SAFELY TOUCHED.
WHERE TO BUY?
Ionizers are expensive when new. $30 - $100. They are
very cheap at "Salvation Army" stores, garage sales, etc., if you can find
Here's a 12-volt ionizer I've been meaning to try. I don't know if it will work as a power supply, but it could be rigged for battery operation if it does work. http://www.infoscantech.com/products/house/ist101.html Ebay has lots of these "car ionizers" which plug into the cigarette lighter (they need 12V DC of course.)
IONIZER FROM ELECTRONICS GOLDMINE Seawise Industrial Ltd. Model # G1783. Input: 120 Vac. Output: -7.5KVDC The main component in a household ionization unit. 2.2" x 1" x 0.86" thick with a mounting tab that extends 0.75" from the unit. UL recognized. Price: $10.95 How to hook up a line cord, see: http://www.swansontec.com/sionizer.htm
IONIZER FROM ELECTRONICS GOLDMINE, Battery-powered Negative Ion Generator-G9695 NOTE: NOT SAFE, PRODUCES PAINFUL JOLT!