The Wax Core Myth

 

The ‘Wax Core’ Myth was started by a violet wand seller named Electrojack in the late 1990s.  The core of every violet wand is a bundle of iron rods, that, when it becomes electrified, becomes an electro-magnet. 

 

It is a myth that just won’t die, however. 

 

Where the ‘myth’ came from: 

 

All antique violet rays have rolled wax paper capacitors, including the transitional bridge devices that were the step in-between violet rays and violet wands.  The capacitor is where the electrical charge is stored and ‘bumped’ up.  This build up also builds up heat.   The heat is the primary damage factor to a violet ray.  With a rolled, waxed paper capacitor, you can only run a violet ray for 10 minutes.  Or that wax is going to melt off the capacitor paper, and pinholes start appearing in it.  Your capacitor loses capacitance, your device’s resistance rapidly moves to infinite, and you have a burned out wand.

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