Published on Jul 23, 2015 by Charles
Tic-Tac supercapacitor – 800F from the kitchen
Improved versions (shown in the last part of the video) have 800 F of capacitance per single Tic-Tac case, 1.2 V voltage and 6 A of short-circuit current.
You need only some chemicals from the kitchen, such as water cleaning filter’s active carbon, sewer cleaning liquid (NaOH, but KOH is better), iron mesh, epoxy glue, shade cloth or paper for membrane and an empty Tic-Tac case. It is important to add only small amount of epoxy glue and it works when the size of carbon particles is between 0.2 and 2 mm. The original version of this video won a Novaator science video contest in Estonia (don’t confuse with Elbonia).