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Re: tank cap's energy
Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
E = 1/2 * C * V^2
conveniently, if V in kV and C in microfarads, E in Joules (V in volts, C in
farads works too...)
20 kV and 0.01 uF = 0.5 * 400 * 0.01 = 2 Joules..
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2001 4:23 PM
Subject: tank cap's energy
> 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,
> 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.