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What is wrong with method of making homemade capacitor?

  1. May 17, 2006 #1
    Here is picture. Each layer I add reduces capacitance...

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  3. May 17, 2006 #2

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    What in the world do you think that those extra plates INSIDE the capacitor are going to do? They're not even connected to your circuit!

    All you're doing is spreading your outer plates (which are connected to your circuit) further and further apart, which SHOULD decrease capacitance.

    If you want to make a large capacitor, you either need to space your plates very very close together, or you need a very, very large surface area.

    - Warren
     
  4. May 17, 2006 #3
    yes, I know it is wrong. I was wondering how to correctly connect them to make a multilayered capacitor.
     
  5. May 17, 2006 #4

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    Connect the edges of the plates together so the end result is two large plates separated by a single layer of dieletric material.

    - Warren
     
  6. May 17, 2006 #5
    Im an idiot, I just realized what a dumb question this was ...
     
  7. May 17, 2006 #6
    :rofl:

    Don't worry, the dumb thing would be not to ask.
     
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