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April 30, 2009

2400 Volt Soda Can Crusher

at 2:37 pm. Filed under Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment


Every time I see a microwave beside the curb I think of all the things that could be made with the MOT (microwave oven transformer). Bob Davis just finished some of his 2400 Volt Soda Can Crusher experiments that uses a MOT, some large caps and a handful of other electronics. The crushing results are a bit more dramatic in one of his last can crushing experiment which used a different crushing method but as soon as this one can cut the can in half it will be my favorite. 🙂

"The promised and much awaited 2400 volt power supply went through its first test run. It was a little disappointing it takes 4 firings to get the can into the hourglass shape. One of the capacitors might be bad. Anyway a Microwave Oven Transformer charges six 400 volt capacitors through a 500 ohm 250 watt resistor. The idea is to electronically crush the soda can into an hourglass shape."


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5 Responses to “2400 Volt Soda Can Crusher”

  1. Daniel’s MicroBlog » Blog Archive » 2400 Volt Can Crusher Says:

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  2. Alexander125 Says:

    hey, I noticed that when he turnes of the power supply, something in the circuit bleeds the charge.
    I guess it would be one cap, or it could be the charging rezistor.

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