Re: pure water capacitor?
Sort of.. As it happens, the lossiness of water is very frequency dependent.
At typical TC frequencies, 100 kHz to 1 MHz, water is a lot less lossy than
at 2450 MHz (microwave oven frequency). At low frequencies, the loss
mechanism is likely to be just from conductivity, and for highly distilled
water, it would be quite low.
From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date: Friday, February 18, 2000 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: pure water capacitor?
>Original Poster: "Thomas McGahee" <tom_mcgahee-at-sigmais-dot-com>
>If you want to see what would happen to a pure water cap
>in Tesla service, simply take a cup of water and put
>it in the microwave for a minute. Can you say "HOT"?
>A good way to test dielectrics for their RF characteristics
>is to put a 1" square sample in the microwave for one minute.
>Poly and Teflon come out at just a bit above room temperature.
>Mylar and pieces of plastic soda bottles and vinyl and
>stuff like that get really hot, indicating that they can't
>take the RF.
>If it doesn't pass the microwave test, don't use it!
>Fr. Tom McGahee