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Capacitors across coil segments

  1. Nov 4, 2009 #1
    I have a coil made of 156 separate conductors all connected in series.

    If I connected a capacitor across each conductor of the coil what kind of rpm increase would I expect of a motor that weighs about 30 pounds, with crude geometry, etc.

    I do not think a electrolytic capacitor would suit me. I probably need two-way functionality.

    How would this compare to say one giant capacitor for my coil?

    In my special case (3 miles of wire) would using capacitors between each adjacent turn be a better way to store the energy to improve performance?

    I imagine that during transients (such as one caused by a breaking of the motor commutator) pulses would still be able to bypass all of the coil (in both directions), but all direct current would pass through normally.
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