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Re: Dielectric Constant?
In a message dated 6/4/2000 1:33:01 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
> Hi all,
> does anyone know the dielectric constant for 'car engine oil' and
> puncture rate? Is it usable for a basic plate cap?
I have heard of using motor oil. I would imagine it's dielectric constant is
similar to trannie oil or mineral oil. I also heard you should use motor oil
without additives that might be conductive - like detergents. I don't know
how you'd determine what has been added to the oil. I think you'd be better
off using mineral or tranformer oil just to be sure. Making a homebrew cap
can be a bit of work and it would be a shame if all that work was wasted due
to using the wrong oil.
My two cents,