flash capacitor question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by hashmaster, May 28, 2014.

  1. hashmaster

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    May 30, 2012
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    So recently I've been harvesting flash capacitors, and I have come across some caps that have copper coils on top. I was wondering if anyone knew what they are and what they're for. I've attached a few photos.
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
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    Probably to extend the time of discharge and flatten the peak voltage.
    Max.
     
  3. hashmaster

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    May 30, 2012
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    So... an inductor?
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    Yes, inductor.
    Max.
     
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