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Question by wiccakingkamui | last reply
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
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.
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
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?
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
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
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
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
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
Hello everyone. I've seen this instrucable (https://www.instructables.com/id/ETJBV68MFMEV2ZAU7T/?ALLSTEPS) that uses a charged capacitor to light up a LED.I found this very interesting, so I started investigating what a capacitor is.So far so good and my questions are:- Can capacitors be used as replacements for batteries? I'm thinking specifically to light 1, 2 or 3 LEDs.- If so, how can I calculate the specs of a capacitors for a determined amount of LEDs.- Is it possible to calculate how much time the capacitors will keep the LEDs lit?- How can I determine if the capacitors have enough charge to light the LEDs?- Would you be kind enough to suggest a circuit to achieve any of these?Thank you.
Topic by transistor | last reply
I found a big capacitor in a floor cleaner...I think. It is a black cylinder with two leads off the end. In the floor cleaner, it was hooked up to a lot of stuff in a really important looking box that had a lot of wires flying everywhere. It looks sort of like the thing below, but a little smaller. So, really, there are two questions: 1. Is it a capacitor? 2. If it is, what can I do with it? Thank you!
Topic by DELETED_DELETED_basementhacker | last reply
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
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?
Topic by gschoppe | last reply
I am trying to build a lab power supply which I need to complete in order to continue an electronics course I am taking. The schematics require two 4400 uF capacitors, which for the life of me I cannot seem to find on any website or store. I was wondering if it is possible for me to use a slightly higher capacitor without causing electrical problems?
Topic by Sedgewick17 | last reply
(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
Hi everyone, I took apart an old Amateur Radio i had lying around and the boards have loads of parts, im wondering what i can use some of them for, most of the boards inside have lost of 16v capacitors and ive read instructables on making battery free torches etc, would these be of any use fpr these type of projects? Ideas welcome :) Cobs
Topic by Cobra_SFX | last reply
Our microwaved died in my house so I took it apart for parts. I found a Giant Capacitor, its about 4in x 2in x 1in It has 3 Leads coming out of it and somthing that attaches to a panel, im guessing the ground. Does anyone have any idea what i could do with this let alone charge and have it release its energy all at once. Of course I have to clean it and am aware it could kill me at any time.
Topic by acer73 | last reply
Good day everyone, I am sitting with a issue of changing a capacitor on a board but the factory default pins are to short to reach their holes. Is there a way to make them longer other then needing to get another new capacitor? I am using a 450V 150uf(M) capacitor.
Topic by ChristopherC297 | last reply
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
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
Hello, I have a old hair clipper. It has a rechargeable battery in it, which does not charge very well. I opened up the clipper and it has a single battery. It reads d-2/3a700 mAh 2.4 v. What do I need to do to replace with a capacitor? Like resistors and such. If I wanted to get it to charge quick. And use it quick. thanks
Topic by gregdove | last reply
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
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? 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
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