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Can a capacitor be used to fuel the electrolysis process?

  1. Sep 18, 2007 #1
    Can a capacitor be used to fuel the electrolysis process?
     
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  3. Sep 18, 2007 #2

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    What are your thoughts on this? What voltage and current are typical of the electrolysis process? What is the relationship between voltage, current and capacitance for a capacitor?
     
  4. Sep 20, 2007 #3
    Offhand I would say no because a capacitor is used for short term storage not to include an electrolytic but probably you would need some type of battery with a recharging circuit.
     
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