Hi Russ, sorry but i think you no well just heating it up is not getting you any where...
you need know the joules, to get this you need to be much more controlled with your data.
you need to heat a specific material (say water) You need to know its specific heat value.The specific heat of water is 1 calorie/gram °C = 4.186 joule/gram °C, its weight and Temperature difference.before and after difference.
Q = mcΔT Si unit is J (joules)
Heat added = specific heat x mass x (tfinal - tinitial)
you need to then run two comparisons giving the water heater the watts as per the norms and then running the load through the capacitor circuit.
compare the joules results.
Oh and just incase your workshop is cold make sure the water is above 4 degrees at start....we dont need to worry about phase transitions i.e. the latency from ice to water.
of course of course. but lets not go so extreme till we prove we need it.
lets look at this for a min.
First thing to do is start basic.
Here is the question.
1. Do we lose charge (voltage potential) due to the load? ( light, heater, carbon resistor, inductor, big short wire)
2. If all we care about is having a difference in potential (charge) and we do indeed louse it, whats the cause?
3. if we do lose charge. What loads can we make due "work" and not lose our charge?
4. Is EM radiation (photons) needed to "louse" our charge? if not, what and how do we louse our charge?
5. is it possible to gain charge, if so what are those points? ( like the transient in the BEMF)
we lose our charge if we have one cap.... this is a bad test device.
we only lose half our charge if we use 2 caps and split the positive.
so we start there.
Test one, get a base line. use 2 caps, see what they do with a dead short. and an inductor ( one cycle of transfer) ( leakage voltage)
now use a light, a heater element, carbon resistor, Etc.
see if the final charge is the same, if not why. ( will need to do some time constant testing as well)
my guess is that if my thinking is correct. Even the light and heater will not have any difference in potential than a non photon emitting ( non EM) load.
the bigger we scale the test up, the eazer it will be to check theses things.
at that massive scale ( 5kJ) i should be able to very eazly tell if we have a delta of 80Deg C ( on a 14 ohm heater) vs an inductor. with almost no heat... and the charges are the same... there is no or virtually no loss due to the photon emitting. ( something else at that point)
if in deed this idea is correct. if we get numbers showing that the light or heater dose make it drop in charge faster... well that's it. no need to go further in testing. little heat or alot... in that test we rule out that the load dose not indeed consume our energy. and we might in fact discover that the resistance is the only factor to our charge balancing...
I'm not out to break thermal dynamics or something... i'm out find what load that can do work. and not consume our energy!
Please tell me where i can improve or change this test.
if some one wants to wright an SOP go for it...