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5C30.30 - Cap and Bulb

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​5C30.30 - Cap and Bulb

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Title5C30.30 - Cap and Bulb
Objective

Demonstrate that a capacitor can store energy.

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Assembly Instructions

Instructions
Charge the 3.3 Farad capacitor to 5.0 volts and then discharge it through a light bulb or through a white LED, the discharge times are about 2 minutes and 1 hour respectively. The camera is optional and only necessary if requested as the bulb/LED supplies visual charge status.

Setup Time5
Operation Time5
Preview Time5
Operation Instructions
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Analysis/Information
Category5 Electricity and Magnetism
Subcategory5C - Capacitance
Keywordsenergy storage in a capacitor, charge/discharge
Construction Information
 
  
  
power supply - 6VDC, source
1
multimeter - voltage DC
1
multimeter - current
1
3.3 Farad capacitor setup
1
white led with banana connectors
1
incandescent bulb with banana connectors - grain of wheat bulb
1
banana cable
5
banana plug multi adapters
2
camera - b&w
1