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how do i test a homemade snapple capacitor? Answered

i made a capacitor and i dont know how to test it help

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rickharris (author)2012-02-23

attach to a 555 oscillator cct and check the frequency - this will allow you to calculate the value of the cap.

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iceng (author)2012-02-23

Charge it to a few 1000 v and discharge it with a shorting bar.
The spark should be convincing.

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steveastrouk (author)2012-02-23

A Leyden jar style cap ? What do you want to test ? Its capacity ?

Measure its charging curve with an oscilloscope.

Steve

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