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 5 Responses to “Unraveling Capacitors” Comments (5) John Baronian says: March 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm 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… Reply Zim says: March 11, 2009 at 3:18 pm Messages inside capacitors! That’s seriously cool! Reply wwward says: March 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm Why do some capacitor’s ends bulge or blow off? Like those defective models used on some motherboards a few years back… Reply Dave K says: March 11, 2009 at 6:51 pm 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. Reply CollinMel says: March 12, 2009 at 5:24 pm 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! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.