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Step 5: The actual bank

Alright, now that we have a sweet charger in a cool looking box, let's get something to connect it to.

Remember all those disposable cameras? Pull the capacitors out, I got 4 caps rated at 330volts and 120µFarads. Make sure the gray stripes are all pointing in the same direction, and get out some of that 12AWG wire. As you can see in the picture, I stripped only part of the wire. To do this, make the circular cuts like you usually would, then take a razor blade and slice down the middle. Then just peel off the rubber, it's way easier than it sounds.

Now using a small screwdriver, push throught the copper strands making a slot the capacitor leads can go through. Put em through, and then solder, it's that simple. I reccomend making both wires first, then soldering all the caps onto one wire, and then the other wire. It's easier that way.
It seems this relatively simple design would work for an emp generator experiment?
what is a emp generator?i know i am dumb
<p>whoa this thread has been going for nine years!</p>
<p>dang thats crazy!</p>
EMP is shorthand for "electromagnetic pulse". In Ocean's eleven, they used a generator the size of a van to knock out the casino's power grid (along with half the city's! ;])
you also get an emp from a nuke going off
not just any nuke it would have to be a ytterbium core HE rail nuke.
this is not necessarily true, any nuclear weapon with sufishint gamma output that is detonated above ~15km will produce an EMP of significant power.
oceans is cool
emp stands for "Electromagnetic-Pulse" EMP pulses can knock out electronics such as radios and will make crt TV's
doesn't an EMP destroy capacitors or something? therefore rendering electronic equipment useless or is it just temporary?
I realize this is rather old, but EMP affects anything sensitive to sudden current spikes (i.e. semiconductors). Theoretically you *could* trash a capacitor with an induced current, but in reality all the transistors would explode far before a capacitor would catastrophically fail.<br><br>And @TheDeviant13: What do you mean &quot;will make CRT TVs&quot;? It will screw up the picture pretty bad, but that goes for all magnetic fields.
A little explanation to greasefire's response: Note that I am no expert on the subject; but I think I have a fairly accurate grasp on it. An electromagnetic pulse is a powerful magnetic field that, due to electromagnetic induction, creates a voltage differential between metal objects. For example, a large EMP near an RFID tag would create a voltage differential between different parts of the antenna, which could potentially fry the chip and or antenna.
This would absolutely work, in fact, i made one work using the individual charger output
This EMP would, as enivisaged herein, work. Use it. Enough corporate spying, prying and lying.
<p>pushing thru the cable like that is a nice way to go! Hmm maybe basic for some but I wonder what happens if I would gather Capacitors of different values. Lets say they are in some approximate same voltage rating.. Would they &quot;complete each other&quot; or would the smallest melt directly?</p>
<p>save the xenon lamps! I just built myself a xenon flash dirt cheap that now fits my grandpas TLR from 1950.</p>
If you pumped all of the power in the bank into a tiny tiny gauge wire, what would happen?
<p>The wire would fry and/or make a huge spark and bang.</p>
I need help:<br><br>I am making a charging circuit for a coilgun, but i accidentally bought non polar caps. I was wondering if i could still use these with some sort of circuit adjustment, or if i need to purchase all new polarized caps? Can you help?
<p>If you want to make a coilgun you need to have enough microarads, so if you want, you can use those with this circuit but you need to use those with another project, but yea, you need polarized caps. :-)</p>
I have this set up to two AA and 29 330 v capacitors ranging from 160 to 80 uf and the transistor keeps smoking and the board stops working giving me almost no charge can anyone help?
<p>Whoa! no wonder it's smoking! That's WAY to many caps! You need to have about 8 boards in parallel to give enough amps.</p>
how powerful is this, or will it just make a weak coil gun?
<p>The power of it depends on the amount of capacitors and the amount of energy they can store.</p>
so im kinda confused with the capacitors. do you treat the line of capcitors as one, and just attach the first one to the charger, and they will all charge? or something else?
Is it possible to give more voltage to the Camera Circuit for faster charge?
Hmmm... I wasn't able to understand the &quot;connecting the scr&quot; part <br>What do you mean by attach the anode to the scr? do we attach the thing to itself?!
Any idea where I can get these cameras free? Walmart will not give them away.
if anyone can get a large amount of these used disposable cameras say 50 i am willing to pay $10 for them seeing that your getting them for free and that should cover shipping
the nuke creates a emp that krashes most elektronik devices in a raduis of 10km
a nuke would fry way more than stuff in 10 km radius
it depends on the altitude of the detonation a nuke is often detonated about 500 m above ground but if you blow a nuke at 10km altitude it would take out eny not shilded electronics in an area the sise of usa
exactly
right before it blew you to pieces
Actually no.<br><br>An EMP is generated from a nuclear device being detonated at altitude. It's also known as an &quot;airburst&quot; In the Cold War days it was thought that Soviet forces would lead a nuclear attack with a series of airbursts to knock out civilian infrastructure. The actual effects of the blast is not very great because they don't have to use a &quot;city buster&quot; (a device in the megaton range) to get the same effect, so the heat, blast and all of that wouldn't be as great because it's fairly high up (think miles).<br><br>How do I know this? I was in the military and it was my job to know.
are u watched future weapons on discovery channel xD
jepp
I found some high-voltage capacators from old adapters to computers and video consules and one of them reads 400v and 68 uf
fake. Your circuit is a broken one. This ciruit dont work because there is no component on it. IF there was on the bottom it would be elevated but nice intructable maybe you replaced the circuit with a new one.
be carfull with this, those wires are pretty close!
<strong>ALWAYS, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, DISCHARG EACH CAPACITOR BEFORE DOING ANYTHING WITH IT. I SHOCKED MYSELF WHILE MAKING A FLASHGUN, AND IT HURT LIKE HELL, WITH ONE CAP.</strong><br/>
what is the best way to do this
screwdriver on the leads.
like 1 screwdriver connecting the leads or just touch 1 then the other
'cross the leads.
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