capacitor question

From:  Kevin Wahila [SMTP:wawa-at-spectra-dot-net]
Sent:  Wednesday, January 28, 1998 9:09 AM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: capacitor question

At 07:58 AM 1/28/98 -0600, you wrote:
>From:  Homer Lea [SMTP:HomerLea-at-aol-dot-com]
>Sent:  Wednesday, January 28, 1998 12:18 AM
>To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject:  capacitor question
>instead of building a bunch of caps and stringing them in series to get a hv
>rating, why can't you just stack alternate aluminum and plastic sheets,
>connections to the outer two Al sheets only. it seems like this should give
>the same effect with a lot less construction involved.
>jim heagy

you could do this, and just make multiple units and wire them in parallel
to bring up the capacitance, but in my case I'm making rolled caps