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Lifting a Weight with a Capacitor
# 5C30.35


Description: Charge a 1 Farad capacitor to 5V. Connect the charged capacitor to a geared motor. The motor will lift a 50 gram mass.

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 1 hour

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Demo References
Freier and Anderson Ed-8 A capacitor is discharged through a small motor lifting a weight.
Meiners 29-4.10 A DC motor lifts a weight powered by a charged capacitor.

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