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capacitor ignition

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:29 pm
Author: spudzinger
Hey, I was just wondering what size, type, and voltage capacitors you use for that type of ignition.Thanks.

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:51 pm
Author: Rambo
20v 2000mf should be enough.It depends on the electrodes too.

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:22 pm
Author: jjk92
hey im kinda new at this what do you use to charge the capacitors up? thanks

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:12 pm
Author: dragon finder
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This is a simple diagram you can use more capatitors. Press the first switch to charge and then the second switch to discharge.

Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:08 pm
Author: spudzinger
Yeah, what do you use to charge the caps? An adjustable power source? 'Cause those are expensive. Also where do you get these caps. I do some amateur robotics and have ever found a 200V 2000mf cap, unless you meant a 2000 uF cap. Would these possibly be found in external camera flashes.Thanks

Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:15 pm
Author: spudzinger
Yeah, what do you use to charge the caps? An adjustable power source? 'Cause those are expensive. Also where do you get these caps. I do some amateur robotics and have ever found a 200V 2000mf cap, unless you meant a 2000 uF cap. Would these possibly be found in external camera flashes.Thanks

Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:15 pm
Author: joannaardway
That's what they meant. A 2000 mf cap would be massively over sized!!!

A 2 farad capacitor would be dangerous and .... well you should know.

The innards of a disposable camera will create a 300 V charging source, and the used and empty cameras can usually be got free if you ask politely at a camera store.

Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:56 pm
Author: spudzinger
Thank you, joannaardway.