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single lead capacitor

how can i make a single lead capacitor for this
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lightning-Wand-a-Handheld-Van-de-Graaff-Genera/

gmoon4 years ago
Van de Graaff Gen, Leyden jars, etc., all work like standard capacitors (they require a difference potential: i.e." two leads".)

The challenge is to find them (hint #1: Leyden jars should have the outside grounded when they are being charged.)

These simple electrostatic devices often acquire a charge reference due to their construction--for instance, one end sits on a table, or is hand-held...
lemonie4 years ago
A what?
What do you want to do with it (this thing you ask about)?

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taterkiller (author)  lemonie4 years ago
i want to discharge 84kv
What's the "single lead" thing?
Leyden Jar perhaps?

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kelseymh4 years ago
What does "single-lead capacitor" mean in this context?  All I could find via Google were patent documents for integrated circuit fabrications, not separate physical components.
taterkiller (author) 4 years ago
i would like it to be a film capacitor
Kiteman4 years ago
Find a two-lead capacitor and cut off one of the leads.
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