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  • Offline chuckxc   au

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    Re: Bodge to start bike with duff battery
    Reply #10 on: Oct 02, 2021, 09.42 pm
    Oct 02, 2021, 09.42 pm
    Yep, a battery is just a capacitor with a longer charge/discharge time and prefers chemical rather than electrostatic storage.
    Those old beefy capacitors are good for spot  welding the loose strands together  at the end of a bicycle shift or brake cable. Zap!

    Laterally unstable unless moving.

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    Re: Bodge to start bike with duff battery
    Reply #11 on: Oct 03, 2021, 12.22 am
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    *Originally Posted by AvgBear [+]
    If the proposed 'Green Revolution' gets off the ground and folks get "solarized" and have home power-cells (electricity home storage)?, more capacitors may find their way into everyday life?

    Unlikely. They don’t store enough energy to be practical. Even if you had a capacitor bank that filled one bedroom you would only be talking about seconds of available power. Batteries in some form or other combined with solar or wind or both will be the long term solution.

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    Re: Bodge to start bike with duff battery
    Reply #12 on: Oct 03, 2021, 07.08 am
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    For this solar power application, you are not talking electrolytic 68000 micro Farad capacitors we might use in a motorcycle electrical system but the 30,000 Farad super capacitors that have been invented made from exotic materials such as Graphene. They seem to be a practical way of storage energy comparable with batteries but with other advantages.
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