Giant Rolled Capacitors
Note: These have been rendered obsolete and I now use EMMC's exclusively.
The tanks are made of 6" SDR35 PVC, 18" tall. I've glued
I have an aluminum plate, then six pieces of 6 mil poly, another
We took a piece of 1" PVC, slit it lengthwise, then used it to hold and roll the plates. You can see it at the bottom of the picture.
Here is how it looked after rolling and securing with large wire ties. NOTE: Rolling this beast was definitely a two or more person operation. Thanks to my wife all four capacitors rolled tightly and performed as expected.
I used my "Mighty Vac" hand pump to pull a vacuum. On the
The filling process was quite simple. First pull a vacuum then let the oil (Shell Diala-AX) drip slowly back into the tank. Make sure you allowing plenty of time for it to wick up between the poly sheets and plates.
I've retired them after many hours of good service (they are
looking for a good home)...
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