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Subject: Can a capacitor be discharged slowly? (like a battery)

Date: Fri Oct 6 20:01:32 2000
Posted by Tana Durmaz
Grade level: undergrad School: North Central Technical College
City: Wausau State/Province: WI Country: USA
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 970876892.Eg

I am trying to use capacitors instead of batteries to run electrical 
equipment. Let us say I am storing many thousands of amps on a capacitor. 
This amount of charge will destroy (and has destroyed) anything I connect 
it to. Is there anyway to discharge this electric potential slowly so as 
to be useful? Thank you for your time.

Re: Can a capacitor be discharged slowly? (like a battery)

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