From: Barton B. Anderson[SMTP:mopar-at-mn.uswest-dot-net]
Sent: Monday, September 08, 1997 12:27 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Ganging Caps
Hi all, wanted to say thanks for the "welcomes" and responses via
personal email. Also, a few of you let me know I forgot to give my
personal web page, so if any are interested here it is: Bart's High
Voltage Lab (www.geocities-dot-com/capecanaveral/hangar/3108). I know it's a
bit long but it will have to do for now.
Yes, I do have a real question to any and all. I am thinking about
ganging caps. The idea is to make one "huge variable cap" (or a few). I
have "several" CSI (manf.) caps rated at 100uF and 1500vdc. Tearing one
of these apart, I found 5 cap-rolls paralleled. Each roll of course is
it's own cap measuring 20uF. I did the math and found I had enough to
get down to 0.001uF if series'd up (yes, I have a bunch). I could even
create up to 160 or so tap points for varying capacitance's. The idea,
is a cap that could be used for almost any coil, robust, etc... The
voltage rating (ac not dc) should be "null" so to speak with this many
rolls series'd. Of course, the voltage rating and capacitance would vary
depending on tap configuration.
Has anyone tried something like this or have any
ideas/suggestions/CONCERNS? It's very probable it takes this many caps
in your garage to even consider it.
Please, let me know your thoughts.