I've been working alot with capacitors recently at a voltage of 330v or so. I've been using this cap bank to discharge into whatever I feel like. Wires (to watch them pop), cds (to "erase" them), etc. Anyway, one problem I've been having is the switches. I flip the switch, it discharges the capacitors and it should work fine. The only problem is the switches are only worth one shot. And I'm using the biggest I can find. (Rated for 15 Amps). I realize that the capacitors are discharging instantly, and the amperage is probably higher then what its rated for, but I expected to get more then one shot out of it. Any suggestions besides a bigger switch?
(I've considered using a series of relays for each capacitor, but that gets expensive.)
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