source of capacitor insulation oil
Nov 23, 2008 at 8:45 AM Post #2 of 10

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I am interested in experimenting making small capacitors, and wonder where I can find the insulating oil in small quantity (less than 2 quarts)?

And can anybody recommand any knownly good oil brand?



use motor oil.
 
Nov 23, 2008 at 10:13 AM Post #3 of 10

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snake oil.






Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Nov 23, 2008 at 12:56 PM Post #4 of 10

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snake oil.






Sorry, couldn't resist.
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LOL
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Nov 23, 2008 at 6:39 PM Post #7 of 10

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Honestly, I would use mineral oil. I don't see why you would want to make a paper capacitor anyway. Saran wrap is much better than paper and you don't need oil to keep it from rotting.

I have made small caps before with aluminum foil and saran wrap. Good luck ever getting two of them to match or even to be in a value you need. After a lot of trial and error I managed to make a few matching ones. Once you have got what you want dip it in plasta-dip. That is the stuff you buy at Home Depot for tool handles.
 

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