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Re: Is Black Acrylic Conductive?
Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>
I too think many shiny hard black decorative plastics are fine. I don't
think they use anything conductive in these more refined materials. If you
have any high voltage source, you can always try a little test.
Black dull plastics, where the black rubs off, like they use for garden
sheeting and some plumbing piping is the problem. They use carbon to
protect against UV. I am not sure about those black plastic "UV" tyewraps...
When in doubt, test it first.
At 12:54 AM 1/18/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>Myself and a friend both use black Plexiglas for various coil parts and
>haven't had any problems to date. I have wondered this myself though.
>>Original poster: "Dave Leddon by way of Terry Fritz
>>I was merrily going along building supports for some high voltage caps
>>using black acrylic, because I think it looks better than the clear, when
>>it occurred to me that black acrylic might be conductive at high voltage
>>due to whatever color pigment is used to achieve the color. Does anybody
>>have any experience using this material for high voltage applications?
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