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Recapping - The Tootsie Roll from Hell | by eschlaep
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Recapping - The Tootsie Roll from Hell

This messy-looking thing is the wax-sealed paper capacitor itself. You can see a bit of the foil at the top. They used wax-impregnated kraft paper as the dielectric, and either foil or a plated coating as the electrode.

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Taken on January 25, 2008