Author Topic: 4kJ wire explosions from 2500uF/2kV Maxwell Energy Discharge Capacitor  (Read 193 times)

Offline Mads Barnkob

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In a celebration of reaching 10,000 subscribers on Youtube, I blew up some pieces of wire with my 2500uF / 2kV Maxwell energy discharge capacitor storing 4kJ of energy.

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Great work. The Specific energy of Nitroglycerin is listed as 6.38 MJ/kg so your 4 kJ explosion is equal to about 0.6 grams of Nitroglycerin, not bad! I've been wanting to do exploding wire stuff for a long time.

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