capacitor question

From:  Thomas McGahee [SMTP:tom_mcgahee-at-sigmais-dot-com]
Sent:  Wednesday, January 28, 1998 4:01 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: capacitor question

> 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

It's the way we really lazy experimenters do it. There have been several
posts on this in the last year or so. I even posted a method for making
rolled caps with thin poly this way. The major problem you have to
contend with is making sure the floating sheets do not shift after or
during assembly.

Hope this helps,
Fr. Tom McGahee