Today power went down in my house and although my computer is hooked on a very powerful UPS AKA backup power soure, it shut down as soon as the power was off and started back up seconds later. The reason was that the inverter in the UPS didnt start fast enough to supply power so this few milisecond delay was enough to turn it off.
Although i am not very experienced with electronics, i happend to have a chunky 1.14μF 2100kv 50-60hz capacitor laying arround and i thought that i could possibly hook it up between the UPS and the computer just to fill in this slight gap. Below is a picture of the capacitor:
Unfortunately i cant calculate the power drawn by the UPS since it varies depending on the usage. (its quite a powerful machine)
My question -or more specifically- my questions are:
1. Will it serve its purpose?
2. Is it safe if done properly?
And another question not closely related to this thread, How can i calculate how long a capacitor can provide power for given the voltage and current drawn?
Thanks in advance.