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Re: Capacitor Donation
Original poster: "Jim Mitchell" <electrontube-at-sbcglobal-dot-net>
Shrink some quarters! Thats like 40kJ of caps!
Regards - Jim Mitchell
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: Capacitor Donation
> Original poster: "K. C. Herrick" <kchdlh-at-juno-dot-com>
> Not all corporations have gone soul-less. What a comforting thought!
> Ken Herrick
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 18:02:24 -0600 "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> > Original poster: Koen van den Berg <cerberus_rex-at-planet.nl>
> > It's great to see how generous total strangers can be when presented
> > with a
> > fun idea. I just received a shipment of 80(!) capacitors, rated for
> > 5.2 kV
> > and 35 uF, for free!
> > A while ago I wrote to General Atomics, asking them if they could
> > perhaps
> > sponsor me for my railgun project. Lo and behold, I received a reply
> > from
> > their head of R&D. After a few emails he agreed to give me the caps.
> > Only
> > problem was shipping, since I live in Holland and GA is in San
> > Diego. I
> > told him I was having trouble getting money for the shipping, and he
> > replied saying that he would be going to Switzerland with one of his
> > technicians, and wouldn't you know it, they could bring the boxes
> > along in
> > stead of luggage. How cool is that? He even got the company he was
> > visiting
> > to ship it to my school free of charge!
> > Anyway, besides the railgun I'm hoping to try some other experiments
> > with
> > the caps, anybody have any suggestions?
> > Koen