Testing the High Voltage Module

A project log for Low-Cost Water Purifier for Third World Countries

Open-source plans for a water purifier utilizing an electric arc

NathanStrachenNathanStrachen 05/28/2016 at 01:340 Comments

The high voltage module was tested with a 25 F supercapacitor, charged to 4.93 V. The module ran for 30 sec, producing arcs of about a cm in length. A voltage of 1.35 V was then measured on the capacitor.

Questions to ask:

1) How much water will 30 sec. of run time purify (With just the UV light) ?

2) How long would a solar panel take to charge the supercapacitor? (assuming I purchase one within my budget)

These will be investigated in future experiments.

This little module packs quite a punch. I have attached a video of it.