High Capacitance Electrolytic & Photoflash Capacitor Charger and Tester
Great for charging electrolytic capacitors from 100 to 800 Volts at 100 to 5000 ufd
Charges up to 800 volts at 25 joule/sec.
Handy electronic circuit charges up electrolytic capacitors from 100 to 800 volts at 30ma. Recommended capacities are between 100 to 5000 ufd. This equates out to over 3000 joules! (Note that the kinetic energy of a .30-06 is 750 joules.) This little unit charges up our 5kJ banks to 800 volts in 7 minutes, for several hand held personnel kinetic contracts we are developing.
Just connect a capacitor and hold the charge button. It is recommended that the user initially monitors the voltage with his own external voltmeter until the desired voltage is reached, whereupon an internal adjustment can then be set for the indicator lamp to illuminate at that voltage, which will then alert the user when to stop the charging cycle on subsequent charges. (This setting can be readjusted for any different target voltage.)
Great for testing parts with identical voltage ratings, to prevent over charging and potentially dangerous explosions, or to prevent circuit damage if using a bank of capacitors in a parallel or series combination such as for lasers, electro kinetic, and other projects.
Charging is current controlled by our unique circuitry. Input power is 12V DC, either with the included 12V wall adapter, or from a 12V battery such as C or D cells in a cradle. Charging rate is over 25 (watt-sec) joules. Size is 5 x 4 x 2”
This device is best-suited for use with photo flash and electrolytic capacitors. For charging ceramic capacitors (or similar), the PBK50 is better suited.