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ac·cu·mu·la·tor, wa·ter drop·ping

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  1. Accumulator, Water Dropping

    This is also known as Sir William Thomson's Water-Gravity Electric Machine. It is an apparatus for converting the potential energy of falling water drops, due to gravity, into electric energy. Referring to the illustration, G represents a bifurcated water pipe whose two faucets are adjusted to permit a series of drops to fall from each. C and F are two metallic tubes connected by a conductor; E and D are the same. Two Leyden jars, A and B, have their inner coatings represented by strong sulphuric acid, connected each to its own pair of cylinders, B to D and E, and A to F and C. The outer coatings are connected to earth, as is also the water supply. One of the jars, say A, is charged interiorily with positive electricity. This charge, C and F, share with it, being in electric contact therewith. Just before the drops break off from the jet leading into C, they are inductively charged with negative electricity, the positive going to earth. Thus a series of negatively excited drops fall into the metal tube D, with its interior funnel or drop arrester, charging it, the Leyden jar B, and the tube E with negative electricity. This excitation causes the other stream of drops to work in the converse way, raising the positive potential of F and C and A, thus causing the left-hand drops to acquire a higher potential. This again raises the potential of the right-hand drops, so that a constant accumulating action is kept up. The outer coatings of the Leyden jars are connected to earth to make it possible to raise the potential of their inner coatings. In each case the drops are drawn by gravity into contact with objects similarly excited in opposition to the electric repulsion. This overcoming of the electric repulsion is the work done by gravity, and which results in the development of electric energy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accumulator, water dropping in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accumulator, water dropping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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