i hate to be dumn but what does What ohmic value of resistor mine i dont no
The ohmic value is the resistance value of the resistor in ohms.http://www.csgnetwork.com/resistcolcalc.html
This is probably for American industry standard resistors. A typical carbon film high value resistor "resists" electricity and allows a battery or capacitor to drain more slowly.http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/resistor/res_1.html
So, the real reason I'm writing is to say I'm building water batteries differently because the electrodes rust or corrode way too quickly to be useful making them from wire for copper, for instance.
I "invented" this last night:
1) Take a commonly available American 15-16 oz. steel can and a small-diameter 8.4-12 oz. "red Bull energy drink can made of aluminum.
(The aluminum can has to fit inside the steel can. This is the easiest way to manage this construction.)
2) With a pointed tip razor blade or very sharp knife, scratch a groove hard into the inside of the steel can and the outside of the aluminum can about 10 times; that's all.
(This will expose metal in the cans to the electrolyte through the outside paint or inside safety coating if the cans. They're conductive now.)
3) Find a polyethylene "Wal-Mart" shopping bag from a past shopping trip. Flatten the bag against the top of the steel can and then take the pointed razor or knife and stab the inside top of the can about 9-10 times all the way around the inside circumference of the can.
4) Now that you have a circle of 2-sheet polythene discs, tear them out of the hole you made with your fingers and then shove them flat to the bottom of the steel can. You might need a pencil to arrange them neatly. Repeat the operation at least 10-15 times or until the bag is too full of holes to continue.
(With 20-30 sheets of plastic discs in the bottom of the can, they will insulate both cans from each other after you pour in the electrolyte.)
5) Take a piece of standard 8 1/2 X 11" sheet of scrap of paper (computer printout scrap is perfect), and cut 10 strips about 1" wide out of it, using the whole thing. Take 5 of these stacked on each other and roll up one end like you do to an empty tube of toothpaste. With Scotch tape, tape the end down to keep the roll from unraveling. You'll need at least 3 of these.
6) Shove the rolled up paper "shims", spaced 120 deg. apart, between the cans to force the aluminum can to remain centered inside the steel can.
(This will keep the electrodes apart and not ground out the cell.)
7) Fill the cans with your electrolyte of choice. Whatever you favorite is. I use water, since it's free. Lastly, connect the cells together with alligator clip jumper leads from Radio Shack.
(This should be your only cost and they're reusable.)NOTE:
Steel rusts and aluminum corrodes, so this whole system should be as inexpensive as possible. Narrow aluminum cans are available on the streets of all large American cities, or you can buy the drinks and consume the contents. Steel cans are also on the streets or you can buy soup/fruit/etc. cans and reuse them.
I don't have a camera or graphics software to better describe all this in pictures or on YouTube. Sorry.Be aware:
This is legally the Internet, so my instructions are: In. The. Public. Domain.
(The date and time of entry is at the top of this post. That may actually be why it's there--legal protection for the software engineering company who wrote this program.)