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Re: tank cap's energy
Original poster: "BunnyKiller by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <bigfoo39-at-telocity-dot-com>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> Just out of curiosity, I would like to calculate the energy, in Joules, that
> my tank cap can deliver into...say...me, if I make a mistake. Nothing like
> cold hard numbers to keep you sharp when playing with HV. I am sure this
> formula is staring me in the face but I must be missing it. I hope this is
> close enough to being on topic.
> Thanks in advance,
> Marc S.
to find the joules of a capacitor...
(C ( in farads) / 2)*( voltage cap is charged to ) squared
a 14uF cap is charged to 20KV
(14*.000001)/2 X (20,000^2)
.000007*400000000 = 2800 joules