Re: Success with PP Multi-Mini Cap
In a message dated 3/29/99 2:13:07 AM Pacific Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> As I mentioned a few days ago, I have had some encouraging results with a
> > new tank capacitor made from a series/parallel array of small .015uF
> > 1.6KVDC polypropylene commercial caps. Briefly, I used series strings of
> > sixteen of the caps for an effective DC voltage rating of 25.6KV, with a
> > 15KV-RMS/60mA NST power supply.
> > Last night I logged over 15 near-continuous minutes of operation, so I
> > wanted to declare some measure of success. I have documented the
> > capacitor on my web page at:
> > http://people.ne.mediaone-dot-net/lau/tesla/tesla.htm
> > I also scanned some of the data sheets from the Wima catalog that
> > describe how to determine the maximum voltages one may apply to these
> > caps. Just like a bumblebee, this thing shouldn't fly, but it does!
> > Performance of the new cap seems to be identical to that of my Fair Radio
> > Sales cap, as well as my failed extended-foil rolled poly cap. Only this
> > one doesn't get hot, only very slightly, barely detectably warm.
> > Regards, Gary Lau
> > Waltham, MA USA
> Very interesting. How much do the individual capacitors cost and
> did you get them?
Are these cap strings submerged in oil?