Introduction: How to Make Flat HV Capacitor for Mini Tesla
Step 1: 1. Insulator
cut two insulating plastic
Step 2: 2.Marking
place one sheet over your reference glass and tape it
Step 3: 3.cutting of Al Tape
cut two Al tape and 2 more plate for the terminals
Step 4: 4.placing Al Tape
place your 1st Al tape over your insulator make sure that it has proper spacing 1X1 margin.
2nd Al tape on the other side,
use the 1st attached as your reference to avoid miss leading.
Step 5: 5.terminals
fold your two plate both side for about .3 and .4 in
at 4 in cut its edge as it shows on the picture.
remove the paper then fold it to cover the sticky part.
Step 6: 6.terminals 2
place your two plate terminals as it shows on the picture.
Step 7: 7.test
test the capacitance
it reads 3.06nf as of now.
Step 8: 8.folding
put your 2nd insulator at any side of your plate.
make sure that there's no scars on it.
Step 9: 9.folded
fold your plate 1in from Al tape then tape the end plastic.
Step 10: 10.test 2
test the capacitance using DMM
Step 11: 11.flatten It.!!!
place your cap over a towel, cover it then roll over your roller or you can flatten it using hammer.
make sure the Al is flat.!!
Step 12: 12.test 3
now test it again.
It reads 5.22nf
Step 13: 13. Charging and Run Test
I run a test using my flyback and zvs driver for about ten sec. to warm up the insulator and Al.
for my 4th test it reads for about 5.7 to 6nf after a run test,
good enough to power my tesla coil,
its easy and quite g00d than rolling + space for the other cap in 0ne r00m,, it can hold my 63000v zvs flyback, :-D
1c s 2c s 3c//4c s 5c s 6c
my tesla can give an output length for about 3-5in
how much m0re if i put 50caps in it,
easy and cheap.
hope you like it.
8 years ago on Introduction
This is interesting!
A little description up front would be helpful, perhaps to explain what this is, how it is used, and the benefits of making it yourself. Just a thought. :)
Reply 8 years ago
8 years ago
So smart! Thanks for shearing :)
Reply 8 years ago
Make it long for you to have m0re capacitance, and use 2.6 thickness gauge insulator,
add heat sink or fan, if using high voltage and amps,