I may have a mathematical anomaly concerning the energy transfer between two capacitors.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Here is the experiment:

CAPACITOR SPECS COULOMBS JOULES

CAPACITOR 1 aka C1

C1 11200UF@19V

@ 19V 212.8m 2.02 @17.48V 195.77m 1.71

TOTAL DISCHARGE 17.03m .31

CAPACITOR 2 aka C2

C2 1000UF@100V

TOTAL CHARGE/ C2@ 17.48V 17.48m .16

Capacitor calculator: http://highfields-arc.6te.net/constructors/olcalcs/caclchrg.htm [Broken]

Note: All non-polarized capacitors (polypropylene dielectric- ESR rating of .1582ohms) used in test are of high quality and were well within their tolerances and should maintain at least 90 to 95% efficiency through out all testing cycles.

Wire leads used to connect components to circuit are the actual leads on the capacitors, installed by the manufacturer.

Test:

C1 (19v starting voltage) discharges directly into C2. Both capacitors equalize to an identical voltage of 17.48v within 1 second.

Note: According to the math, C1 discharged 17.03m coulombs @ .31 joules during this cycle directly into C2, which can only hold .16 joules @17.48v.

What happened to the remaining .15 joules during this energy transfer?

This one has me wondering!!!!

Thanks for any help guys!!!!

Brad

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# Capacitor math anomaly

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