Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:05:21

Author: Doug Johnson

Subject: Re: Tin Foil Capacitor


How do you roll up and unroll the aluminum foil without touching it?

..Doug J.

On 2/17/11 1:24 PM, "Dale E. Stille" wrote:

> Tappers,
> Anybody do the "Tin Foil Capacitor" demo by Frank Noschese that was
> mentioned on page 621 of the Dec. 2010 TPT. Basically you have a roll
> of tin foil connected to a electroscope. When you charge the
> electroscope and then unroll the tin foil the voltage goes down, and
> when you roll it back up the voltage returns to the original value.
> My problem when I try to set this up is the voltage leaks off this at
> about 1000 V. per minute which make it unusable for me. I have narrowed
> it down to the fact that the voltage is leaking directly off the tin
> foil. I imagine there is some trick to making this work like the video
> that went along with the article but I ain't catching it.
> Can somebody clue me in??
> Thanks,
> Dale

From Thu Feb 17 19:46:28 2011