how do a 1.5v battary charge 330v capacitor in a disposable camera?

I got a capacitor from my disposable camera but it was damaged so i buy a 330v 120uf capacitor but i cant charge it on my 1.5v battary i wont to know how do a 1.5v battary charge 330v capacitor in a disposable camera

Posted by omartech 4 years ago


HV capacitor bank charge indicator?

Hello! I have a capacitor bank with three 330v capacitors (from disposable cameras, of course... those things are awesome) connected in parallel, but I'm planning to add more. I'd like to indicate when the device has been charged using an LED, but I'm pretty sure that most LEDs can't handle 330v. The disposable cameras often have indicator lights, so how do they do it, and how can I implement it with more capacitors?

Posted by SirCheez 5 years ago


Quick coilgun Capacitor question

Im using chargers to rank 330V or even 370V. Heres my options. 400V 330uF Capacitor 450V 150uF Capacitor Im guessing the 330uF, But what's better for a coilgun? (using 4 of them in parallel, yet buying 10.)

Posted by Killa-X 9 years ago


A powerful EMP generator, to disable (temporarily) stereos in my neighbors house.

Hey guys, I'm trying to build a portable EMP generator, which will be powerful enough to knock out (temporarily) my neighbors stereo (if he plays it on loud at midnight again). My setup is as follows: 8 330v 160uF Capacitors wired up in series. 8 330v charging circuits for the capacitors with their outputs in series wired to the capacitors through a switch. The 8 capacitors are wired up to a coil through a switch. The coil is made from 6 gauge wire (or a 1/16" copper strip) that is coiled 5 times. I would really appreciate any feedback because this is a fairly large undertaking for me, and i'm kind of nervous at working with over 2000v of electricity. Does anyone know if you can discharge a cpapcitor by throwing it into a swimming pool???

Posted by recon506 10 years ago


Arduino high voltage capacitor charge indicator?

I made a 330v gauss gun and wanted a way how to know when capacitors charge, at first i took an led and resistor, that worked but is kinda boring. I want to use arduino and lcd to display percentage which should look more cooler. How should I measure the capacitor bank voltage with arduino? Should I use voltage divider? or there is a better way?

Posted by spudziuvelis 2 years ago


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?

Posted by killmore231 10 years ago


need help with capacitor charger

I am new to this so please excuse my stupidity. I want to make a capacitor charger (for a small coil gun) I know there are instructables about them but they are all with chargers that came from a camera which I really don't want to do because i would like to make my own circuit that i can play around with and not blow it up by accident. If someone has a link to a project like this please post if not i have another question. Could I just take let's say a camera that has an 80uF 330v cap and switch it with a parallel bank that has 5 or more 220uF 25v caps or something larger. Would that work or would that blow the circuit or would it be better to buy the same caps as the camera and hook them together. Thanks

Posted by theugleymonkey 10 years ago


Charging camera flash capacitors from mains supply

Hi everyone, I have a quick question about charging some capacitors.  I'm trying to make a very simple ignition system using capacitors from disposable camera flash circuits.  I'm planning on using maybe 5 or so.  They are rated at 330V and 120uF.  If I were to hook them up in parallel, so that i have a total of ~600uF, could I use a full-wave bridge recifier diode to turn the AC into DC and simply charge it like that without anything else in the circuit.  I don't know how to explain this very well so I attatched a schematic so you can see what I'm talking about.  Any help is much appreciated.. P.S. Ignore the fact that the full-wave rectifier looks messed up, Circuitlab.com doesn't have a f-w r symbol.  Thanks again!

Posted by BCSTechie 5 years ago


Adding Capacitors to a circuit board

I have a circuit board I made, very simple, you connect a 9 volt battery to it, power opens a relay, and turns on a green led, there is a zener diode (6.1v maybe, cant remember) for a flashing red led, the led flashes if the voltage drops below the voltage of the zener diode.  My questions are; 1.) If I add capacitors to this, will it extend battery life (about 4 hours right now) 2.) If 1 is yes, what kind of capacitor will I use? I work with capacitors every day, but bigger ones like 5mf 330V, 35mf 440v, dont know much about the smaller ones. 3.) If you can make something better, please let me know, it needs a power light, a low battery light, and a relay (SPDT, 9 volt battery is on the coils to keep relay open). Ideally I would like this board to have a long battery life.  Any help would be great.

Posted by EXL949 4 years ago


need help with a COIL GUN

    I was looking for someone to help me build my first coil gun. Everything seems to be working fine except it seems as if the coil is'nt getting any juice. The battery pack works fine, as do the capacitors. I can charge and discharge them without any problem.      I wanted to just get it working first before adding alot of power so it's a liitle on the mild side of the common 4-capacitor, 4-battery, 1/2 in. thick coil.  Here is a basic outline of what it's packing. 2 330v Capacitors 2 AA Batteries Kodac PowerFlash Circut The coil is 2/3 of an in. long with three layers making it about 1/4 inch thick. Uses a pen shaft as a barrel. Fires a 1/2 in. long steel screw.     The coil is made out of 24 gauge copper wire. The stuff we all used in middle school science were you had to scrape the ends off with sand paper or a knife. So I know it's insullated but all the help sites underline the use of "magnet wire".  Although my friend with more electronic knowlege assures me there the same thing. Oh, and i've insulated each layer with electric tape.     The way I have the circut set up I have 1 wire coming from the positive lead of the capacitor ON the actual circut to the negative lead of the extra capacitor. Then I have a wire leading from the positive end of the extra capacitor to the first end of the coil. To fire, just connect the other end of the coil to the remaining lead on the first capacitor.     I can only think of a few reasons why it would'nt work from just not enough capacitors to too small a coil, or just perhaps how I have it set up. I've also experimented with the position of the projectile but to no avail. It won't even budge.  I've included a rough drawing of the circut in this post. Help me instructables forum! You're my only hope.

Posted by darthDIY 8 years ago