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bigwill 19th June 2007 08:50 PM

Thought experiment: A thousand 12V car batteries in series
12000VDC, a thousand amps avaliable

What would you do?

I think I would make some kind of salt water cannon that vapourises water with megawatts of power to fire huge lumps of metal at things

Maybe make a 500kW SE or PP triode amp perhaps? (You know how some speakers need that extra bit of juice :rolleyes: )

Or perhaps make some kind of plasma gun

PHilgeman 19th June 2007 08:59 PM

Unfortunately the series resistance of the batteries themselves and the wiring would lower the current rating considerably, maybe you could get some really gigantic caps?!?!?

Hartono 19th June 2007 09:15 PM

that much power might be enough to power a nuclear submarine......

No, make that UFO (unidentified flying objeeeee.....)

Conrad Hoffman 20th June 2007 02:49 AM

If you haven't seen it, this site should appeal to you-
Sam Barro's Power Lab

Hartono 20th June 2007 06:41 AM

very cool link Conrad !!! :D

SY 20th June 2007 11:57 AM

The Joseph Newman trick!

KBK 21st June 2007 03:56 AM

Electric beer opener!*


(for SY it would be an electric wine opener)

*exploding bottles...

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