Re: Measuring Capacitance (fwd)
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Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 16:06:05 EDT
From: Esondrmn <Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Measuring Capacitance (fwd)
In a message dated 98-04-25 23:35:10 EDT, you write:
I have several programs that quickly calculate the capacitance. The problem
I have is in finding an accurate (and reliable) method of measuring the
capacitance, not theoretical.
I don't have a capacitance meter either and was lucky enough to be able to
borrow one from a friend. I would suggest to use a variac and place the
capacitor to measure in series with a known capacitor and both across the
output of the variac. Apply a small amount of AC and measure the voltage
across both caps and calculate the value of the unknown cap.