Capacitor? Answered

Can I make a capacitor out of plaster Paris/fix-it-all and washers ?

Question by wiccakingkamui   |  last reply


Capacitors!

Hey, selling a massive box of Cap's.... see here if interested; http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item;=151394654697#viTabs_0 Thanks!

Topic by 75lockwood 


Capacitors

How come capactors are used so much in electronics for exampel: https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-USB-Charger-Version-2.0/ what are those 2 capacitor doing?

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capacitor?

Hello my friends, i didnt post any instructable latly because i am in school and end is near.... but now i am working on few projects, and for one of them i need capacitor 1f 5.5 v. so my question is how long can this capacitor power the single white LED?

Question by tealk   |  last reply


capacitors

I recently took apart an old stereo reciever that didnt work anymore. As always, I salvaged as much stuff as I could, and came across 2 huge capacitors. They are each about the size of a C- batery,and are rated at 50v, 6800 uF. I, of course, saved them, but now I cant think of anything to do with them!if anyone has any ideas, please let me know stat.

Topic by tigerdog330   |  last reply


Capacitor Value

Can someone identify the following MDC.05 +80%Z5U 20%1KVIs this a .05uF capacitor rated at 1000volts?

Question by TedD   |  last reply


What are capacitors for? Answered

What are they for I've seen them everywhere... are they used to hold power?  

Question by RelientOwl   |  last reply


capacitor control

I was just wondering if anyone knows any methods of controlling the energy discharge from a capacitor..

Topic by nuncoop   |  last reply


capacitor resistance

Why is it that as super capacitors capacitance goes up the internal resistance goes down? I'm looking for a tiny capacitor that can supply 0.3 volts20mA (I'm going to be powering flexinol, not an LED) for 1 second. I don't want the capacitor to be huge because I'm making a beam bot where size is a factor for charging time and because of it's physical size.

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Capacitor Charging?

How do I charge a capacitor rated for 450v at 1150uf using 2 AAA batteries? I tried using a mini transformer but it takes a very long time. Is there a quicker solution? Thanks in advance, IndianHacker

Question by IndianHacker002   |  last reply


Capacitor Power

I want these so badly, and I live relatively close (about 300 miles away).http://cgi.ebay.com/Qty-46-Pulse-Capacitors-7000v-230uF_W0QQitemZ200268515465QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item200268515465&_trkparms=39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A15|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14You can make one heck of a capacitor bank, releasing almost half a megawatt in a split second.My only problems:I don't have 1600 dollars, crycry.These things are so large that if I were to line them up side by side (so that the thinnest parts create the overall thickness) it would be 25 feet long, 14 inches wide, and almost a yard tall. THE POWER BOGGLES THE MINDI'm so mad, if I was an adult I'd buy these in a heart beat... sigh... deal of a life time... I hope not...and best of all, they are PULSE CAPACITORSthoughts? comments?

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Capacitor problem Answered

I needed a 2.2 and a 10 uf capacitor to make a metal detector, but the values printed on my capacitors are not less than 5. I want to find that if the values on the capacitors are in uf, nf or pf. And if they are none of them. 

Question by tanyutsharma   |  last reply


Replacing capacitors...?

I need to replace three 470 uF 25V caps but I was wondering if using 1000 uF 25V caps would work or not?

Question by gr33ko   |  last reply


Capacitor charger? Answered

Ok so im planning on building a portable coil/rail gun. But one issue is I cant quite find a circuit that would work best to drive a custom transformer. The charger I have now is a flyback driver that I used a wall adapter to power. I just need some advice and maybe schematics. Thanks, bud

Question by budhaztm   |  last reply


Capacitor charger

I want to build a fast simple capacitor charger with minimal components. i was going to builda dc to dc converter. but then came across this picture from here i am going to replace the switch with a 555 timer and transistor . does any body know if this circuit is any good or has any body built it

Topic by chrischavez   |  last reply


Charging a capacitor? Answered

Recently I've had an idea for a project that requires a relatively low voltage (5 to 30 volts) capacitor bank. However, that capacitor bank needs to be charged. While I do know you can easily just hook it up to power, I find that too simple, and lacking of safety, and knowing when it is fully charged. So, could anyone please enlighten me on how i can charge my cap. bank relatively slowly, with, say, an LED that lights up when charged (to avoid them blowing up in my face), and a kill switch/button that discharges the capacitor bank in the event of an overcharge. If anyone could provide an explanation or circuit diagram that would be great, thanks. BTW, the capacitors I was planning on using are http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G17623 or http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G16573.

Question by LiquidLightning   |  last reply


about capacitors

I understand that capacitors store electricity, but what controls them. what lets them discharge?

Topic by kendallickes   |  last reply


Microwave capacitors? Answered

Is it possible to put 25 microwave capacitors (2kv 1uF) in series and running 40kv through it without them failing?

Question by The MadScientist   |  last reply


Resistors and capacitors Answered

Can any one tell me how can we use and install resistors and capacitors? And how can we study the resistors and capacitors

Question by k.bipin   |  last reply


substituting capacitors

I was designing a board that uses a bunch of the same chip and all of the inputs require a capacitor. For example lets say I have 10 identical chips with identical setups. Instead of having individual capacitors for everything to ground (except for the outputs) can I combine all of the ceramic capacitors and use a couple of bigger electrolyctic capacitors? So lets say I can have 1 capacitor for all of the identical inputs instead of 10 smaller ceramic ones. But for stuff like timing do I need individual capacitors?

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply


Shorting Capacitors? Answered

Hi Guys, Recently I found a person selling a power supply for $3 and I thought why not to buy it and salvage the components. I was wondering will it be safe to short the huge capacitors in the power supply? Thanks :)

Question by The Prickly Potato   |  last reply


for what this capacitor is ? Answered

I can't find 4.7pF ceramic capacitor

Question by Rendydevara   |  last reply


Are these Capacitors Fried??

I think i blew out a cheap voice chance I have... can anyone verify that the capacitors I have circled are indeed blown... I've never looked before, and am not 100% sure the black isn't just a manufacturers marking. also, the caps are 20pF and 56pF and I need to replace them STAT... would Radio Shack's 100 pack capacitor grab bag have these numbers?

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are these really capacitors?

Http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=XH414H-IV01Evirtualkey62800000virtualkey628-XH414H-IV01EI'm only asking because either the manufacture doesn't know what they're talking about or it's a battery with it's capactance measured in farads. The say rechargable capacitor. That's the only reason why I feel causious

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply


On capacitors and polarity.

(Asked twice already, but for some reason was not visible.) That is sort of a blanket question. I'm wondering: 1) why only some, and not all or none? 2) what (in their physical structure) causes them to have polarity? 3) why do we make ones that have polarity? Is there something prohibitive, like cost, or safety, making it so in the production? (okay, not safety, as may attest anyone who has seen a reversed capacitor explode.)

Question by V-Man737   |  last reply


what is a capacitor battery/battery capacitor?

What are batt-caps, how do they work, and how would 1 be wired to a 1.5v battery? what are some specific names of different batt-caps?

Question by freenergyfuture   |  last reply


What type of capacitor are these? Answered

Hello . I just get some non-polarized capacitor .But What type of capacitor are these? Thanks!

Question by login721   |  last reply


Wiring Capacitors In series?

What are rules for wiring multiple capacitors in series? Especially when The voltages are different. If i wire two 80v's with a 200v what would my WV be?

Question by erncar   |  last reply


How to use capacitors?

So I just received my sample capacitors.  They are supposed to be 5 kv and a significant capacitance but I don't believe that they are. they are way too small.  I also want to know how exactly to use them, any ideas? 

Question by jj.inc   |  last reply


Beer bottle capacitors? Answered

What is the average capacitance of a salt water beer bottle capacitor?

Question by The MadScientist   |  last reply


Tesla coil capacitor? Answered

Made a Lynden jar capacitor and my TC won't spark at the gap but I can hear my capacitor trying to work what do I do

Question by wiccakingkamui   |  last reply


How to charge this capacitor? Answered

I got this from a lightbulb. (three way)

Question by Xixfas   |  last reply


Non polarize capacitors?

I would like to know two polarize capacitors joining negative to negative whether can be use as a non polarize capacitor. Thanks.

Question by tuanb   |  last reply


HV capacitor leakage? Answered

I have just built a high voltage glass capacitor for my Tesla coil at a 0.03uF 50KV rating and I have found that the leakage is quite high, the stored energy is almost completely gone in 15 seconds does anyone know how to resolve this?

Question by The MadScientist   |  last reply


What kind of capacitor is that?

So I've been trying to make a simple radio circuit based off of this schematic (http://www.electroschematics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/small-fm-radio.jpg) , but I don't know the type of capacitor that's labeled "C4, 220uF/ 25V" and looks like ---l]--- I tried searching for the types of capacitors on Google, but I cant get anything more specific than "polarized". Could anyone please drop some knowledge on what that is?

Topic by Actan   |  last reply


what type of capacitor is this ? Answered

Hello , i just bougth some capacitor from electronic store.In my country ,English is not the nature language ,so i dont know what is the name of this type of capacitor in English .they have number 104( 100nF)  and other is 105(1uF).And they dont have mask witch pin is  + or  -  pin.Thay mean they are Non polarized capacitor ??  Here is the image of them . Thanks ! p/s: sorry for my bad English.

Question by login721   |  last reply


Variable Capacitor Replacement?

Do you think it would be possible to substitute a variable resistor and a normal capacitor for a variable capacitor? The way I figure it is that a variable capacitor is supposed to adjust how fast said capacitor charges and discharges, wouldn't a variable resistor and a normal capacitor also function like this? I'm working on an idea for a small am radio, and looking to substitute these parts. Could it work? Thanks

Question by transistorguy   |  last reply


Why Is There A Capacitor In A Microwave? Answered

Why Is There A Capacitor In A Microwave? Also, does anyone know what kind of capacitor is it? Thanks :) I'm making a "What's Inside A Microwave" Instructable, And I'm interested what does it do, And I want to explain it...

Question by Yonatan24   |  last reply


Over-Charging Capacitor

What happens if you connect some form of dc power source that supplies 100 volts to a capacitor that is rated for 100 volts, and leave it plugged in for a long period of time. would it eventually "over charge" and explode? would it over heat? would it loose its  ability to store energy?

Topic by merlinj   |  last reply


Motherboard replacement capacitor??

I have an Asus M3A79-T Deluxe motherboard I recovered, and one of the capacitors looks to be ripped out of place. Does anyone know where I can buy or find the correct replacement capacitor? I have identified which capacitor it is I just am lost on as to where I can get another one. It has this on the capacitor: Some obscure F in between two lines 89He 101 16

Question by XP1   |  last reply


LED Capacitor Issue?

Ok, so i have a non alterable power source of about .75 volts. I need it to power a 1.8v red led. I don't want to use the joule thief to accomplish this....so...Can I hook up a capacitor to store energy, then transfer it to the led? or how can i get the led to fully illuminate? THANKS!!

Topic by Joe426   |  last reply


Coilgun Capacitor Question?

I have a big capacitor that I found in my old xbox. It's 250 volts and 470uF. Would this be better than using a bank of 8 camera capacitors?

Question by Shadow94   |  last reply


How to charge a capacitor? Answered

I read some where that you need a rising amount of volts to charge a capacitor, but I also always see around that you can just charge a capacitor on just a straight battery that is DC. I am very confused how you can and should charge a capacitor.I think the formula for charging a capacitor is i=C(dV/dT)Thanks

Question by squirt8500   |  last reply


capacitors Preventing sparking

Im trying to build a sollenoid motor like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3tcdiO2HCc&feature;=channeland i need to no how to prevent sparking on the switch so that im not constantly having to replace it. ive heard somewhere that a capacitor will prevent a spark on the switch but will it? and how big of one will i need. thanks

Topic by budsiskos   |  last reply


capacitors amd leds

Ok, so i have 20 leds of different colors from radio shack(i know, got 50% off tho) a an experimentor breadboard, 4 mometary switches, and 4 330v 80uf capacitors. just wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what i could do with this stuff ive had sitting around for 3+ months. oh and i forgot i have a 555 timer chip too, dont know that ill be using it though. oh, and how do you charge a capacitor, like what is + and what is -, then any voltage applied is stored, right?

Topic by killmore231   |  last reply


My Capacitor Bank

This is a little project I've been working on for some time now, playing with capacitors to see what kind of sparks I can get. I finally decided to build a mounting board for them and glue them all together. You'll see before I glued them in, as I was counter-sinking holes for them to sit in. So far I have MOST of them wired together, in parallel, but I only hooked up the larger ones until I get all the "bugs" wrinkled out. I'm also using a relay circuit to switch the output from the capacitors (so I don't fry myself while they're charging). I have it set up with a 2-way toggle switch, so when I hold the switch to the right, it charges my capacitors, and when I flip it to the left, it triggers the solenoid, and I can then discharge the capacitors however I want. Right now I'm in the process of finding the right power supply, as I have both the relay, and the capacitors charging off the same 12V (1A) wallwart, but it's not enough juice for what I want. Enough to burn little holes in tin foil with the sparks, but It's just simply not dangerous enough for me! Me and nachomahma are working out something so an update will ensue! 

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help with capacitors please? Answered

I am trying to double the output of a 1.5v battery to 3v i have setup a capacitor parallel circuit like this                --------------+ capacitor - -------------+ capacitor - ---------------                                                                                                                                  +                                                                                                                     Battery                                                                                                   -------   + Multimeter           -                                                                                                             -------    - Multimeter               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------  However i am not getting the output of 3v, i did this yesterday and had 3v but today im only getting 1.5 i tested the battery on its own and that is 1.5 so why is it that i am not getting 3?

Question by connorfrancis   |  last reply


Weird Capacitor thing? Answered

I have this capacitor looking metal can, but when my dad was in Russia, the seller said it was not a capacitor, but something else. It has markings on it that say 5.5V and 1.0F. I put some Pics on as well. The seller said it was used in answering machines to save messages, sorta like a CR2032 battery in computers. I want to know if it can be used in a pocket torch, like a rechargeable capacitor, etc. Help!

Question by Colonel88   |  last reply


what is the capacitor code?

I have a green capacitor that has the code, .22k 100sc What is the value in uf?

Question by madman11   |  last reply


What the purpos of the Capacitor ?

Hello everyone. My question is : In this circuit What the purpos of the Capacitor ? Thank you

Question by layal_1   |  last reply