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what do we need to increase to produce more shock? capacitor or battery? Answered

 

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Quercus austrina (author)2010-04-10

Capacitance. Look up voltage doubler for the general idea and simple schematic. It will look like a zigzag ladder built from diodes and capacitors.

Batteries store the potential energy for long term (relatively speaking) release, while capacitors store energy for very quick release. To make a point, most "tasers"/hand held shocking devices run off of 9 -12 volts while putting out upwards of 50,000 volts.

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seandogue (author)2010-04-10

Flash caps will discharge significantly faster than a battery

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Re-design (author)2010-04-10

Yell "BOO" really loud when you shock them and that will add to the shock.

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