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Capacitor size to repel burglers

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Robert Miller, Sep 8, 2007.

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  1. A friend of mine lived in a neighborhood in South Atlanta. Every Christmas
    someone would break
    into cars to steal any packages left inside the cars. So I suggested a
    small gift wrapped package
    with nice ribbons and bows. Using aluminum foil for the wrapping paper.
    It was safe to handle so long as you touch the wrong sides. Inside was a
    large capacitor something like 60,000uF 100 volts.

    Locked the car with the package sitting on the seat on the third night he
    heard a lot of noise
    and found the car door open with the slim jim on the ground, a car stereo,
    and a new unopened
    set of tools. Who ever it was left so quickly he forgot his fingerprint
    laden loot :)

    The 3 cops laughed so hard they had to fight to regain their composure and
    tell us what a bad
    thing we'd done.
  2. AJ

    AJ Guest

    Called a .357 Magnum Eh
  3. Should theft be a capital punishment crime?

    You stole my car stereo, now I'm gonna blow your head off? I'll bet you'd
    sing a different tune if it was your kid caught stealing!
  4. Karl Uppiano

    Karl Uppiano Guest

    No one was killed here. If it was my son and he was painfully shocked, I'd
    say he had it coming, and after I got through with him, I hope he learned a
    lesson about stealing from others. I have never been one to mollycoddle
    perps with poor judgment and no respect for others or their property rights.
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