Results of a prior experiment and its conclusions are re-examined by two researchers. Charge deposition on isolated capacities due to rapid discharge of ?non-sparking? Tesla coils is tested a second time using a number of different techniques and instruments. This new, joint effort contradicts the prior work. Explanations are given as to why the prior conclusions were found to be in error.
The wiggle wand experiments first reported in ESJ 18 are repeated and varied. The original observation that the wiggle wand must be in motion is refuted, as is the observation that a charged metal wand does not produce a signal unless covered with a dielectric. Whether or not longitudinal electrostatic waves are produced is inconclusive.