[TCML] Very High Voltage Polystyrene Caps on e-bay
bartb at classictesla.com
Fri Sep 5 19:14:54 MDT 2008
I picked these up from my contact at CSI. Yes, they are custom caps
(nothing even close on the their website). They were built for a
customer and for one reason or another, CSI got stuck with them (been
sitting on a shelf for a while). The contact at CSI (name escapes me as
it's been over 10 years now), but he is the one that told me they were
polystyrene. Because the company I worked for at the time bought
hundreds hv pulse caps from CSI that they were pleased to throw me a
bone. I talked about the application (they were well aware of Tesla
coils) and he thought these would perform very well. I was extremely
lucky (and extremely happy) to be given these caps.
> Bart -
> It sounds like your CSI caps were probably a "customer special", and not a standard CSI catalog item.
> One question: how do you know the dielectric is polystyrene, and not polyester, polypropylene, polycarbonate or some of the other "poly" materials that are used as dielectrics in special-purpose capacitors?
> Herr Zapp
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