I showed a previous video of charging my Maxwell Boostcaps, however many viewers suggested using a 12V light to keep the sparking to a minimum and act as a resistor for the charging circuit. I initially used a very small 5 watt light and quickly determined I needed a higher wattage bulb. Off to the auto parts store I go to find the least expensive 12V 50 watt bulb I could find. See the rest of the story in the video.
Note, I updated the video at the end. One of the 48 used Boostcaps I received is beginning to leak, or ooze on one side. From what I've been able to determine, this is due to overcharging. The cap was not overcharged in my possession, Luckily, the eBay seller got back with me and is replacing this single bad cap with no questions asked.
Stay tuned for a future video showing how this massive bank of 48 ultra caps essentially negates the need for a big bench power supply!
See my previously unreleased video charging caps with a smaller 12v light: https://youtu.be/5w3wDJFQY9c
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