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Would this idea work? For a home made capacitor? Answered




Best Answer 9 years ago

It was made on my ds so that is why it looks weird

What cart and program? Also, I think this layout would be more efficient. Or you could roll it.


Well on my dstt card and Colors.What is your card

I imagine it would work, but what would you use for the dialectric? (divider)

They used wax and cardboard in many of the OLDER capacitors a few decades ago, but they had the problem of being somewhat low in capacitance, and that the capacitance fluctuated with humidity and barometric pressure changes.

The cardboard is a stiff cardboard found in Xray sheet that are used to separate them. And very cool that they used wax

What are you using as your container and divider materials? You're not looking to get a whole lot of capacitance through this method, but it may work. It all depends on what you're trying to accomplish.

a film contain but this is just an idea , I probably will not make one

Yeah, it should work. Capacitance is a function of surface area, and distance between the plates.

It would work as a capacitor if you built it right. But as ACProdigy observes the capacitance would be rather low.