Electrophoric machine

Electrophoric machine – the Wimshurst generator is an electrostatic generator, that is an electrical machine for generating high voltage, developed between 1880 and 1883 by the British inventor James Wimshurst (1832-1903). It uses the phenomenon of electrostatic induction, while electrical charges accumulate on the poles of the machine (Leiden banks), the potential difference across the arresters reaches several hundred thousand volts. Powered by mechanical energy.