RE: rolled capacitor plate tabs


To prevent shorts the design/assembly of a rolled cap of this type would be
challenging.  If you want to see the cap's I built try:


Brian D. Basura

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-----Original Message-----
From: Tesla List [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 1999 11:08 AM
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Subject: rolled capacitor plate tabs

Original Poster: dferguso-at-ebmail.gdeb-dot-com 

all the rolled capacitor plates i have seen have only one tab or connection
point on one end of each plate.
it would seem that having both ends of each plate connected to the
capacitor terminal would reduce the inductance
of the capacitor ( i.e. the charge could enter and exit from both ends of
the plate) , and the resistance of the capacitor
would be lower since there would be twice the amount of tabs or connection
leads to each plate. is this idea not used because the flux in the plates
would be travelling in opposite directions or something?     thanks for
your opinions- doug