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Would this idea work? For a home made capacitor?

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dombeef (author) 5 years ago
It was made on my ds so that is why it looks weird
What cart and program? Also, I think this layout would be more efficient. Or you could roll it.
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dombeef (author)  JamesRPatrick5 years ago
and Nice Idea!
dombeef (author)  JamesRPatrick5 years ago
Well on my dstt card and Colors.What is your card
Kryptonite5 years ago
I imagine it would work, but what would you use for the dialectric? (divider)
dombeef (author)  Kryptonite5 years ago
cardboard
They used wax and cardboard in many of the OLDER capacitors a few decades ago, but they had the problem of being somewhat low in capacitance, and that the capacitance fluctuated with humidity and barometric pressure changes.
dombeef (author)  Goodhart5 years ago
The cardboard is a stiff cardboard found in Xray sheet that are used to separate them. And very cool that they used wax
ethosrot5 years ago
What are you using as your container and divider materials? You're not looking to get a whole lot of capacitance through this method, but it may work. It all depends on what you're trying to accomplish.
dombeef (author)  ethosrot5 years ago
a film contain but this is just an idea , I probably will not make one
Yeah, it should work. Capacitance is a function of surface area, and distance between the plates.
dombeef (author)  frollard5 years ago
Cool thanks!
lemonie5 years ago
It would work as a capacitor if you built it right. But as ACProdigy observes the capacitance would be rather low.

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dombeef (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Ok thanks!