5kJ capacitor bank fired at 12kVDC / 3.5kJ charge

Third experiment with the bank of 35 electrolytic capacitors connected in series. Results are better than theoretical estimate, which was 6000 A limited by ESR, so getting just over 7000 A is good, but the result is still a little tame when it comes to action. These tests had the bank charged at at 12000 VDC which corresponds to 3.5 kJ stored energy..

All discussion about this bank can be found on the forum: https://highvoltageforum.net/index.php?topic=25.msg1056;topicseen#new

The first test video can be seen at: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/highvoltage/5kj-capacitor-bank-1-5kj-bang-test-at-end/

The second test video can be seen at: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/highvoltage/5kj-capacitor-bank-fired-at-2kj-charge/

Mads Barnkob

Electrician, programmer, experimenter and amateur scientist with experience in industry automation, programming and all kinds of high voltage generating electronics. Administrator of www.kaizerpowerelectronics.dk and the high voltage community forum www.highvoltageforum.net

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