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Re: Verify capacitance

Original poster: "rheidlebaugh by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <rheidlebaugh-at-zialink-dot-com>

Jim: sea water is better than fresh water, but a long way from saturated
salt water. Your capacitor must deliver a lot of current in little time.
Sea water has higher resistance than saturated salt solution. People
calculate everything, but the real test is to measure it. Most schools will
assist you if you ask some one in the electronics or physics area. By the
time you finish construction your cap will be useable.
   Robert  H

> From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 08:16:05 -0600
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Verify capacitance
> Resent-From: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Resent-Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 08:26:49 -0600
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> <jim-at-jlproduction-dot-com>
> Hi all,
> I was wondering if someone could clue me into how to verify capacitance
> of any given capacitor. This is the Mfd rating correct?
> I have read many a page referring to some pretty specific numbers and
> was wondering how people
> came up with these. Also, I would like to check my dual capacitor set up
> and compare it?s real value
> to it calculated one.
> I have a digital multimeter available to use, but that?s about it
> equipment wise. How would I go about this?
> Another thing I was wondering is how long a bucket cap has to "settle"
> before it can be used? Also, can seawater be used as opposed to making
> your own salt solution? Would this be more or less concentrated than
> home made salt water? I live on the Atlantic seacoast and the water
> seems pretty dang salty to me!!
> Thanks,
> Jim
> http://www.jlproduction-dot-com/Tesla.html