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RE: Large Pulse Capacitors for sale from The Geek Group (fwd)
Original poster: List moderator <mod1@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 10:02:39 -0400
From: Chris Boden <cboden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: 'List moderator' <mod1@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: Large Pulse Capacitors for sale from The Geek Group
Depends on the size, voltage, and how nice the buyer is to deal with.
We'd like to sell the big ones for $250 a piece if we can get it. It takes a
lot of time to clean them up with a wirebrush, sander, primer, stamping, etc
and we're trying to recover all our costs in getting them here.
The Geek Group / Applied Intellect
Because the Geek shall inherit the Earth!
From: List moderator [mailto:mod1@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 23:55
To: Chris Boden
Subject: Re: Large Pulse Capacitors for sale from The Geek Group
What are you asking for these caps?
On Tue, 24 Oct 2006, Chris Boden wrote:
> We recently acquired 117 *large* Pulse capacitors for use in several
> upcoming demonstration projects. However, I only require about 50 or so.
> Because of their substantial size and worth, we have opted to sell our
> surplus to the membership and Pupman, and possibly make some available to
> the public.
> Let me put this in perspective. We're not talking about MMC caps, or caps
> that most of you are used to where you can hold a dozen of them in your
> We're talking about...
> *REALLY* serious Death-In-A-Can kind of capacitors.
> Each one of these could adequately be described as a "Tiny God"(tm).
> Each one of these requires a drain wire at all times. Energies stored in
> these are WELL past "Lethal" and could accurately be described as
> "Atomizing" (meaning they will clean your ass up with a sponge). These are
> NOT toys and make a pole pig look like a bug zapper by comparison.
> We are NOT selling these caps to....
> Anyone under age 18 without a letter from AND PHYSICALLY MEETING their
> Anyone who still lives with their parents without parental consent (signed
> letter and phone verification).
> Anyone who wants to use them for any manner of stupidity (to be judged by
> Group executive staff) such stupidity includes but is not limited to
> of any manner, or attempting to launch the neighbors cat into Low Earth
> Anyone who could be described as "Twitchy" is also right out.
> We do realize that anyone who WOULD want to buy one of these is likely a
> little bit odd to begin with. So we're taking that into consideration.
> All proceeds will go to The Geek Group and be used to pay our recurring
> expenses (lights, heat, insurance, government official bribes, etc).
> These caps were donated to us several (5?) years ago and are in horrible
> cosmetic condition. Labels scratched up, paint is rusting (some weren't
> painted and sport a layer of surface rust), some dents, etc. Most date to
> 70's-80's vintage.
> We are taking the time to properly prep each cap, one at a time (it takes
> full day to do 2 caps). Each cap is sanded to remove all the rust
> removing all the old paint as well, we usually just go down to bare
> Then coated with a layer of Krylon primer to protect the metal. We even
> paint the bottom. In the event we have to remove the original labels (some
> aren't stickers but actually screen-printed onto the cap) we are taking
> time to permanently stamp the important data into the Ground Terminal Ring
> of the cap itself. We make sure to stamp Voltage and uF rating, as well as
> Joules (where the labels state it). Each cap is also stamped with a Geek
> Group number (for our internal tracking).
> Here's what they look like after the stamping and an overhaul.
> Nice pretty primer, they should last another decade with proper care and
> If you're curious about the internal construction, well, so were we. After
> the careful, precision application of delicate tools such as a Forklift,
> Sawzall, Claw hammer, and a 1-Meter Crowbar we got a good look inside.
> You can cut the entire case, all the way around, and it'll still hang with
> only the massive internal connections supporting the entire weight of the
> cap. Note the cap is actually suspended an inch off the floor in the above
> pic. And no making fun of my pretty pink hat. I'm so in touch with my
> feminine side there's a lawsuit pending.
> Here's the crème filling. They're made of a set of *big* caps all
> in parallel. Each one of these weighs more then my laptop.
> Chris Böden
> The Geek Group / Applied Intellect
> Because the Geek shall inherit the Earth!