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EQ #75

If you wanted to make a capacitor from scratch, what common household materials might you use?

A capacitor consists of two flat conductors separated by a dielectric. Aluminum foil is an obvious candidate for the conductors, and either waxed paper or plastic food wrap would be suitable dielectrics — they have similar characteristics.

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EQ #75

by Circuit Cellar Staff time to read: <1 min