To demonstrate the energy stored in a capacitor
- 8 Mfd Capacitor
- 5 kV Power Supply
- Insulated Screwdriver
Capacitor Discharge Setup.
A charging circuit charges up the capacitor to 5 kV in approximately 50 seconds. The switch is used to isolate the capacitor from the power supply. The shorting plunger is used to short the terminals of the capacitor which discharges with a mighty spark and sound effects.