IBM 029 progress

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Wed Jun 10 18:16:01 CDT 2009

On Jun 10, 2009, at 7:05 PM, Warren Wolfe wrote:
>>> I wonder how many Farads a car battery helds Nico
>> If you empty it out and fill it with capacitors, it will hold a  
>> few megafarads at 2 volts.
> Erm...  I doubt this.  I saw a 2 farad cap at a surplus place in  
> Lima, Ohio.  It was rated at 12 volts, and looked like a sawed-off  
> oil drum.  I think there's some sort of square-cube thing going on  
> here that makes ever-increasing values of capacitance ever huger.

   Urr?  I've got a bag of 0.5F 5.5V capacitors in my parts stocks.   
They're about 0.5" in diameter and 0.25" tall.  Times have changed.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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