Re: variable capacitor
In a message dated 1/14/99 4:12:30 AM Mountain Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> got an idea about a HV variable cap. We were makin a ldpe plate cap, got
> folding it up and realized it was all puffed up. So we pushed it down,
> changing the distance between the plates, and the capacitance increase.
> Design a proper box to put it in you could have a cap with a wide range.
> stack doubled in hight when the presure was released.
> Chris and Ramsey (Ramsey and Chris) via the interthingy
I noticed a similar effect and made a post about it quite a while ago. I
could change the capacitance of mine by a good 10% without too much of a
change(no more than 1/10 of an inch). I figured that would be more than
enough variablility for tuning a coil.