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Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius, 2E : 35 New Do-It-Yourself Projects by Robert Iannini

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CHAPTER 1
Automatic Programmable Charger
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Overview
This device charges high-energy banks of electrolytic, photoflash, and other storage capacitors from 500 to 10,000 V (note that higher voltages up to 25 kV are possible—go to www.amazing1.com for additional data). It is an adjustable voltage source with short-circuit protection. Recommended capacities are between 100 and 10,000 μF. This equates to many thousands of joules! (For comparison, the kinetic energy of a .30-06 rifle is 750 J.)
Hazards
Charges capacitors to the dangerous high voltages are necessary for powering effective kinetic devices. High-voltage handling skills are required for ...

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