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Capacitor Testing

Original poster: "Marry Krutsch by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <u236-at-earthlink-dot-net>

Hi All.

	Are there any "easy" methods of testing unknown caps for TC
suitability?  Something like a high power function generator that could
push a given amount of current through a capacitor.  Maybe amplify the
output of a small generator with a couple of HV MOSFETs and an MOT or
two?  Since crummy caps seem "attracted" to me, I'd like a way to test
them without smoking up the neighborhood :-0.

	Is this worth the time of day, or am I just an idiot? ;-)  Comments

Winston K.

PS- Can I measure how much energy a cap dissipates using a "normal"
function generator, and an o' scope?