Capasitor

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Capasitor
January 4, 2021 - 11:12pm

Owen Truesdell

Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada

o.truesdell@sympatico.ca

 

Hi

I have a electronic problem that I hope you can help me with.

My wife and I love gardening but we can no longer be on our knees because of our health and age so I built a number of large above ground flower boxes on our back deck. What I want to do is to discourage the squirrels and racoons from damaging the flowers and vegetables we want to grow.

I recently disassembled a flash camera and got a really good shock when I touched the capacitor that operates the flash so I thought it would be a good idea to run two small wires from a capacitor around the flower box. As the animals touch both wires they would get get a good shock and hopefully they would go away and the capacitor would recharge (as in the camera) waiting to zap the next animal that tries to get in.

Unfortunately I only removed the capacitor and the AA battery holder from the camera and discarded the rest. I think I need other components such as a transformer and. or a transistor or something else which is why I am contacting you.

I have a battery holder that holds two 1.5v AA batteries and a 450V 100uF 5094 (M) capacitor. What I need to know is what other components do I need to buy and how do I wire them.

Any information would be appreciated.

If possible please respond by my email.

Regards Owen

 

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A capacitor is a device that stores electrical energy in an electric field. It is a passive electronic component with two terminals. The effect of a capacitor is known as capacitance.