Unraveling Capacitors Uncategorized Add comments Mar 112009 What’s inside a capacitor? Watch this video to find out! (and then, go read the wikipedia entry for waaaay more info) Credits: Zach Hoeken, Adam Mayer, Raphael Abrams, & Eric Skiff Music: Ascending from: http://glitchnyc.com/music http://www.twitter.com/johnbaloney John Baronian That was awesome and sooooo fun! But my problem with understanding capacitors is, why do they only work with AC? And on a lighter note…Could you do the next capacitor video overcharging a cap? I wanna see breakdown! Thanks Zach, Adam, Raphael and Eric. Show no resistance, only infinite capacitance for one another… http://gomobile.com.ar Zim Messages inside capacitors! That’s seriously cool! wwward Why do some capacitor’s ends bulge or blow off? Like those defective models used on some motherboards a few years back… http://davekauffman.ca Dave K for more fun, get one of those 1Farad super-capacitors and unroll it. That stuff that seems to resemble the thermal paper from old fax machines has billions of nano-level caves that provide places to hold charges. It’s totally fractal. CollinMel fun vid! @John – the 2 conductors inside a cap are insulated from eachother so DC current can’t flow between them. @wwward – when a cap’s electrolytic breaks down it can produce gas forcing the casing to expand and eventually *POOF* – much paper confetti!