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salt water capacitor question? Answered

would a pickle jar like this one be able to handle 10,000 volts if i turned it into a salt water capacitor and how can i calculate the capacitance of the jar

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2010-09-29

As Nacho, plus, Capacitance = permeability of free space x relative permeability x area/ gap between plates.

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MonstaM (author)steveastrouk2010-09-29

could i connect 2 or 3 of these together just to be on the safe side for using 10,000 volts

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steveastrouk (author)MonstaM2010-09-29

Well, you can try putting them in series, but that reduces the total capacitance of course. At 10kV you will have to take care to isolate the terminals well anyway.

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