A short circuit will fully discharge a huge amount of energy in an instant - potentially a lethal discharge
James Alun wrote:Another big problem is self-discharge. After a few days a supercapacitor will still have enough juice to kill but not enough to do anything useful.
Mike Barkley wrote:That is called bleeder resistor. It is a common safety feature of power supplies. There is no need to wire it through a switch but you would probably need a much higher value resistor to avoid loading the power supply down.
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