5F30.10 - Capacitor and Light Bulb

Capacitor and light bulb

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PIRA Classification: 5F30.10

Description: A bulb and 330,000 μF capacitor are placed in series with a 12 V battery. When the battery is switched in, the light bulb lights, dims, and goes out within 3 seconds as the capacitor charges. The battery is then removed from the circuit and the capacitor is allowed to discharge into the bulb.

Special Instructions: None

Condition: Good

Setup time: 1 minute

Safety Issues: None