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Capacitor Exploder (Paper Plans)

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Requires a 400 volt charging source such as our CHARGE800V.

Wire and Part Exploder, Magnetizer, Object Accelerator, High Powered Magnetic Pulses

This device allows you to determine the explosion point of many components when operated in an over voltage fault condition. This testing and evaluation is very important for components used as supressors, absorbers and many other protective electrical components. Thin aluminum wires actually detonate!

These are paper plans, requiring parts and assembly (also available as downloadable plans for roughly half the price).


Many objects may be magnetized by winding a coil of the proper turns and wire size over the target object and switching the discharge through this coil.

A very interesting electro-magnetic reaction can be demonstrated of the LORENTZ force. You can easily build a kinetic gun that shoots objects using this reaction to a moderate velocity.

The unit as shown uses a 6300mfd 400 volt polarized electrolytic capacitor. The project contains both electric and explosion shields but is still a very dangerous device and requires high voltage handling skills. The energy storage is 360 joules at 400 volts and has over six times the energy necessary to cause a fatal shock if improperly handled. Obviously, care should be taken when using this item.


The charging circuit is advised to be powered by internal batteries with the electrical system being totally ungrounded. This helps prevent dangerous ground currents but can still cause severe shocks and burns.

The storage capacitor C1 is charged by an ungrounded battery powered inverter such as our CHARGE800V as shown, being powered by 8 AA cell or other larger 12 volt battery. The stored capacitive energy in switched into the target load is via a mechanical contactor tripped by the removal of an insulating piece of plastic. This piece is placed between the spring loaded contacts during the charging period. It is quickly removed causing the contacts to snap together now dumping all the energy from the capacitor into the target load in a very short period of time causing a high amount of peak power to the load.

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