1. Welcome to our site! Electro Tech is an online community (with over 170,000 members) who enjoy talking about and building electronic circuits, projects and gadgets. To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.
    Dismiss Notice

Homemade Capacitors ~50kV

Discussion in 'Members Lounge' started by Krumlink, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Hero999

    Hero999 Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2006
    Messages:
    14,902
    Likes:
    79
    Location:
    England
    Please look at the datasheets for components before you ask such questions.
     
  2. Krumlink

    Krumlink New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,080
    Likes:
    20
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Lol sorry

    I cant do any maths now, I cant think, but Here is the formula for calculating output voltage:
    Vout=Vref(1+R2/R1)+Iadj*R2

    I will play around with the maths later.
     
  3. tdg8934

    tdg8934 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    147
    Likes:
    0
    Location:
    Somerset, KY
    Tesla coil capacitors

    I made some HV capacitors for some Tesla Coils I built in High School. I used thick window glass sheets and heavy duty aluminum foil. The foil was alternated between the sheets of glass and went across a 10 KV neon sign transformer and a spark gap. You can also submerge the capacitor in oil I heard but never went that far with it.
     

Share This Page