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Re: doorknob cap
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Mddeming-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 7/24/01 10:49:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Original poster: "Vinnie by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <
> Hello People
> Would anyone happen to know if this is a good buy and if it will produce
> desired effects. Im new to this and am looking to power a coil with a 15kv
> NST and I came accross this item. I am curious if I will be able to obtain
> substantial arcs with this cap listed below.
> Cap. 2000pf, 40kv ceramic, doorknob type. Approximately 2 3/8 inches
> and 1 1/4 inches thick with threaded mounting poles (10-32) on each side.
I successfully used a pair this type with a 10/23 OBIT until I blew
one out with exact resonance and no safety gap across it. With a safety gap
across it, it should last a while but your resonant frequency will be quite
high with this small a cap or your primary coil will be large.