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Re: Awesome Quarter Shrinking Capacitors on EBAY
Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t-at-yahoo-dot-com>
I have two 10 kV 100 mF caps, and I've tried them in
series and parallel. I didn't do too many at 20 kV,
but my experience is that the results were similar for
10 kV 10 kJ and 20 kV 10 kJ. Though at the time, I had
fairly lossy conductors.
--- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> Original poster: "Paul Marshall"
> One thing that I have noticed, in quarter shrinking
> is that total available
> energy does not always Guarantee success. It seems
> that the best results I
> have gotten have been at higher voltages 30kv and
> above. Even when the
> energy is equal. For instance, I had a 40kv 32 uf
> maxwell total energy 25
> kj. I never went that far most of what I shot was
> between 8-12 kj. The
> quarter was under .5". Later I used
> a 45uf 30kV cap. Even at a full 20kJ I never reached
> the .5" mark. Now I
> have a 330 uf 25kV cap which will give me 103 kJ. I
> will try this out soon.
> This cap is very low inductance.
> Paul S. Marshall