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Multimeter Capacitance Meter? Answered

Can a multimeter with a capacitance meter measure capacitance of a home made high voltage capacitor?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Best Answer 9 years ago

Yes, but not test it for high voltage leakage. You need to do that (carefully) with a meter we call a Megger in the UK.

Steve

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 9 years ago

.  +1
.  Today's Worthless Trivia: Megger is a trademark for a company that makes, among other things, megohmmeters.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

I WAS trying to remember the real name !

Steve

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The MadScientist
The MadScientist

Answer 9 years ago

Would it stop leakage if I submerged it in oil?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

Do you think its leaky ?

Your glass needs to be utterly, sqeaky clean - I'd dishwash it to make sure the thing doesn't track.

STeve

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The MadScientist
The MadScientist

Answer 9 years ago

I'm going to make it in the next week.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

Don't get your foil too close to the edges of the glass then.

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The MadScientist
The MadScientist

Answer 9 years ago

It won't matter much if I submerged it in oil.
Can you bring a MOT up to 10kv by submerged it in oil?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

It has to be the right, very dry oil.

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The MadScientist
The MadScientist

Answer 9 years ago

Food grade paraffin?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

Fresh ? Yes, it should work.

Steve