2 Formatted list inside quotes and other edits to match edits on question. edited Oct 27 '13 at 21:20 JYelton 17.3k2828 gold badges9595 silver badges203203 bronze badges This might be a nice demonstration, but you do realize that such a capacitor can be bought for ~ $0~$0.05? Maybe you should get one, and first try the experiment with a known-working capacitor! That said, (1)how 1. How would I charge the capacitor with a power source? connectConnect it. bothBoth the source and the capacitor have two wires, so there is no opportunity for errors. (2)will 2. Will this 60uF60μF capacitor hold this charge? If it works it will. (3)Could 3. Could I disconnect the capacitor from the power source after itit's charged, and will it still hold it's charge for a short amount of time? againAgain, if it realy worskreally works as a capcitorcapacitor it will. (4)How 4. How long do I wait for the 5V power source to charge the capacitor? One second will be enough. But note that before that capacitor can be used it must be 'formed'. That might take longer. I have never done this. The webpage suggests less than a minute. This might be a nice demonstration, but you do realize that such a capacitor can be bought for ~ $0.05? Maybe you should get one, and first try the experiment with a known-working capacitor! That said, (1)how would I charge the capacitor with a power source? connect it. both the source and the capacitor have two wires, so there is no opportunity for errors. (2)will this 60uF capacitor hold this charge? If it works it will. (3)Could I disconnect the capacitor from the power source after it charged, and will it still hold it's charge for a short amount of time? again, if it realy worsk as a capcitor it will. (4)How long do I wait for the 5V power source to charge the capacitor? One second will be enough. But note that before that capacitor can be used it must be 'formed'. That might take longer. I have never done this. The webpage suggests less than a minute. This might be a nice demonstration, but you do realize that such a capacitor can be bought for ~$0.05? Maybe you should get one, and first try the experiment with a known-working capacitor! That said, 1. How would I charge the capacitor with a power source? Connect it. Both the source and the capacitor have two wires, so there is no opportunity for errors. 2. Will this 60μF capacitor hold this charge? If it works it will. 3. Could I disconnect the capacitor from the power source after it's charged, and will it still hold it's charge for a short amount of time? Again, if it really works as a capacitor it will. 4. How long do I wait for the 5V power source to charge the capacitor? One second will be enough. But note that before that capacitor can be used it must be 'formed'. That might take longer. I have never done this. The webpage suggests less than a minute. 1 answered Oct 27 '13 at 20:46 Wouter van Ooijen 45.3k11 gold badge5454 silver badges122122 bronze badges This might be a nice demonstration, but you do realize that such a capacitor can be bought for ~ \$0.05? Maybe you should get one, and first try the experiment with a known-working capacitor! That said, (1)how would I charge the capacitor with a power source? connect it. both the source and the capacitor have two wires, so there is no opportunity for errors. (2)will this 60uF capacitor hold this charge? If it works it will. (3)Could I disconnect the capacitor from the power source after it charged, and will it still hold it's charge for a short amount of time? again, if it realy worsk as a capcitor it will. (4)How long do I wait for the 5V power source to charge the capacitor? One second will be enough. But note that before that capacitor can be used it must be 'formed'. That might take longer. I have never done this. The webpage suggests less than a minute.