Re: Measuring Capacitance (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 16:06:05 EDT
From: Esondrmn <Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-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.
 Patrick Gustafson

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.

Ed Sonderman