5C10.10 Sample Capacitors

Concepts

Capacitor types and sizes

Overview

The sample capacitors demonstrate the wide range of capacitor types and sizes. Notable are the dissected electrolytic capacitors that can be unwound.

Details

Equipment

  • [1] Various capacitors

Script

  1. Show the capacitors one by one and discuss the physical properties of each.
  2. In a small- to medium-sized classroom, pass around the capacitors.

 

Additional Resources

References

  • PIRA 5C10.10

Disclaimer

  • Don't attempt this at home!

Last revised

  • 2020

Technicals

  • Capacitor designs include air-gapped metal plates and electrolytic capacitors. 
  • Original construction: the capacitors were purchased and salvaged from old computers and electronic equipment.

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