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#### mmr43

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##### Static electricity
« on: May 05, 2008, 22:47:53 PM »
This is a tricky question that i hav not find an answer.

If we charge a big isolated object with huge amount of static electricity and then ground it with a wire to ground, there will be a spark showing that we have electricity flowing through the wire. Now if this (very very bug, almost huge) object is grounded through a lamp (and a resistor if nessesary) it should light the lamp. Is this correct or not?

#### kam

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##### Re: Static electricity
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008, 18:05:15 PM »
Yes correct. But only of you manage to charge a really HUGE and i mean HUGE object. It is the charge that is  not enough to light the bulb. The current is instantly (and theoretically) infinite. It could actually burn the lamp