[Healeys] Fuel gauge damper's super capacitor
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Thu Nov 15 04:54:55 MST 2018
Don't do it. Petrol will ignite if sufficient energy is applied. A
capacitor could provide such energy.
On Thu, 15 Nov 2018 at 10:15, <simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com> wrote:
> Questions for the tech type super-gurus.
> See the attached article, something I picked up on the internet &/or from
> this list.
> I’ve finally got round to doing it and have bought a pair of
> super-capacitors (SC), below:
> The article infers to me, at least, that the + terminal of the SC is wired
> directly to the same terminal connection on the gauge as the wire from the
> tank sender unit. The – terminal is earthed. How does that system work?
> Won’t the tank’s fluctuating signal, for want of a better word, simply
> bypass the SC and carry on flickering the needle??
> And, assuming I ever get the wiring sorted out, will the SC get hot? Mine
> has a metal case and I’ve had to thoroughly insulate it. I have visions of
> the fuel gauge working nicely until the insulation catches fire………
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