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Re: Variable Capacitance and Inductance

Original poster: "Barton B. Anderson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <tesla123-at-pacbell-dot-net>

Hi All,

Replying to my own here. Found my variance in capacitance was due to my
transformer connected across the
cap accounting for the variation. So it was "not" humidity or temp. It was
a rediculously large variation
and I should have thought the size of variance would take a heck of a lot
of external change.

Take care,

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Barton B. Anderson by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <tesla123-at-pacbell-dot-net>
> Recently I've taken measurements of my main cap, and the main
> cap has changed by a
> factor of ~4nF. What was measured at 61nF grew to 65nF (same meter and
> leads) taken one day
> following a 2 day cycle of rain (it's possible the meter is the one
> affected?). Possibly premature,
> but I feel the increase in humidity has affected the cap by way of the
> objects around it, and those
> objects were affected by the rain and temp. Unfortunately, I didn't see the
> capacitance change
> coming and therefore didn't log humidity or temp data to coincide.
> Take care,
> Bart