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Re: Cornell-Dubilier caps (was salt water caps or buckets?)
Original poster: "Garry F. by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <garryfre-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Yeah, those caps in the link below look exactly like the caps that I got
that heated and blew like firecrackers.
Could it be that they just had a bad run?
> > Original poster: "Christopher Boden by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <chrisboden-at-hotmail-dot-com>
> > Complete plans for a bucket cap can be found at...
> > http://www.thegeekgroup-dot-org/Projects/Tesla/capacitors.htm
> I noticed you're using Cornell-Dubilier caps. I have a bunch of these
> (.047uF 3000vdc) that I was planning on using for an MMC. Then I found
> a doc on one of Terry's pages (which I can't find now - it listed
> "good" caps and "bad" caps for MMC's), and the Cornell-Dubilier's were
> the only "bad" cap listed. I know somebody else on the list used these
> and they blew rather easily. Are they working for you? Maybe the ones
> you have are constructed differently - mine are pure metallized film, no
> foil (I unrolled one).
> BTW, your page (listed above) doesn't view under Netscape 4.7
> - Bill