Capacitor of Destiny

9 03 2009

Just won this capacitor.  It should be useful for creating the high positive potential of the chassis, at about the levels of the WB6.

This thing can definitely deliver a lethal shock. It comes with the terminals shorted so it doesn’t spontaneously charge.   

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4 responses

9 03 2009
M. Simon

The phenomenon you refer to is called Capacitor Soakage.

Nice article on it at National Semiconductor.

9 03 2009
M. Simon

Another term for it is Dielectric Absorption.

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