# Why conductor having charge(let say 1C) have tremendous potential but same conductor used in capacitor have low voltage?

When we talk about electrolytic capacitors or the supercapacitor(EDLC) then we know that, we can store large amount of charges in it. Since in electrolytic capacitors Aluminum plate acts as cathode and electrolytes acts as anode and due to very less width of dielectric (Aluminum oxide) it's capacitance increase and this results in more charge storing capacities (for safe value let say 1C charge as, such electrolytic capacitors are easily available) .....and they work at low voltage of around 2v to 50v.....but if the charges are stored on one of the aluminum plate (which acts as cathode of capacitor) then any conductor plate having such high amount of charge on it will have potential in millions of volts but these capacitor have very low relative voltage. So how is this possible? In the second picture (screen shot of results from wikipedia), why it is happening that capacitor stores more charges at same potential. What is the physics behind this phenomenon and how to explain in terms of calculations. [![enter image description here][1]][1]

[1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/IMvcV.gif![enter image description here](https://i.stack.imgur.com/MWhVz.jpg)

• because they were charged with a MV power supply Jan 29 at 3:17
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