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Re: capacitance of homemade caps

Original poster: "Steven Steele" <sbsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

AHAH! So some caps do need HV to charge them! I was right! Again.

Steven Steele
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Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: capacitance of homemade caps

Original poster: "Dr. Resonance" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxx>

take the cap bank to a local community college electronics course instructor or university EE dept. They have a capacitance meter that will measure it.

Dr. Resonance
> How could I find the capacitance of my hommade caps? I can't do anything
> with an o-scope to measure it becaus the caps require high voltages to
> charge them at all. Maybe if I used a DC power supply, like a computer
> moniter, and set it up with a spark gap, I may be able charge it longer
> than .008 seconds(half the period of a 60Hz waveform), and I could time
> long it takes (approximately) for the spark to break out.Do ya'll think
> that would work?
> Steele