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Capacitor tester

aknovaman

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I made a neat way to test electrolytic capacitors.

I hook a 100 microfarad or any small size polarized capacitor cap to a power buss strip. Plug the power strip into a 100 foot extension cord, extend he cord all the way down my driveway. Plug in the power cord to 120 VAC and watch the sparks/explosion.

KIds do not try this at home. Void where prohibited by law, I will ne be held responsible for any of your actions, Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands and puerto Rico, blah, blah, blah...
 



styropyro

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Once you find out the capacitor is working, it blows up into a million pieces! For some reason I don't think I am going to test out my capacitors with this method, lol!
 

Things

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ya i think there would be an easier, and safer way to test caps, and they won't be destroyed afterwards ;D ;D ;D
 

Daedal

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DMM's with a Capacitance test... ;)

They're cheap these days :p

--DDL
 




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