measuring capacitance of top load

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by lokeycmos, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. lokeycmos

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    OK, so im pretty sure this question is legit talking about tesla coils, because im not talking about anything dangerous. is there a way to measure the capacitance of a top load? i have a function generator and several meters including a capacitance meter. but no osciliscope. im not looking for online calculators, as i know there are many, cause im not using a standard toroid. BTW i do have the secondary wound.
     
  2. crutschow

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    So what's a "top load"?
     
  3. lokeycmos

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    the top of the tesla coil. typicaly donut shaped toroid. mine is more of a flattened sphere.
     
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