Make Your Own High Voltage Capacitors
In our above HV Capacitor design, we used a clear plastic make up container that we purchased from a local K-Mart Store in the women’s dept. We then purchased 5” x 50 foot aluminum sheeting from a hardware store, you will need 2 rolls. We then cut the aluminum in small pieces of 5” x 6” sheets. Once you are done with cutting both rolls up. Then you will need to make your bolt holes on the ends of your positive and your negative plates. You will need a good 3-M spray adhesive, which must spray a fine spray, you can purchase this at any Hardware or Art Store. Now you will need to cut 6” x 6” plastic Mylar pieces for your die electric. You will need to bond them to the aluminum plates. Use a 3 mil or a 4 mill plastic, this should hold up under 10,000 vdc.