Electric OU: Tar Baby and the Capacitors from Beyond
Some large capacitors appeared on my workbench, from within the beyond. Or from the Beyond Within, somewhere. At any rate I was able to assemble some of them into a reasonably sized capacitor bank that could be expected to run Tar Baby for a significant time period. At least long enough to demolish another inane NERD claim about the circuit. I use 7 large capacitors in parallel to make a bank of about 350000 microFarads, and most of the caps are rated 40 V, 55 V surge, so I am safe at 36 volts, but wouldn’t want to try 48 volts. However, 36 volts is an ample level for oscillations in the circuit. SO…. I demonstrate the demonstration, as you can see. There is no perceptible difference in the oscillation waveforms with the battery disconnected, except that they slowly decay. With a larger bank they would decay more slowly. With a bank that held as many Joules as the battery pack… they would decay at the same rate as they do with the battery: not perceptibly over a short time of observation. Once again, a ridiculous and inane claim of the NERDs is soundly refuted by a simple demonstration that anyone can repeat for themselves using inexpensive garage sale equipment (from a LLNL garage sale) and hundreds of dollars worth of capacitors.