[TCML] Capacitor encapsulent
bartb at classictesla.com
Fri May 22 21:35:17 MDT 2009
Wasn't sure how many would reply here, but I think your better off using
oil. The oil performs the self healing and cooling. The paraffin when it
cools will shrink. I expect you will still get pockets between the
sheets regardless of vacuum simply due to the solidification of the wax.
Obviously, your trying to bypass the pain of a liquid (I don't blame
you), but I don't think wax is really the best medicine here. Problems
of course would be corona, but even that depends on the voltage stresses
the cap will see. If stresses are low, even using no wax and no oil
might be ok, but if stresses do get high enough, I think you will want
oil between the sheets.
Just an opinion. Best regards,
Raymond Magdziarz wrote:
> I'm building my capacitor using window glass and brass sheets. I plan on
> using paraffin instead of transformer oil. I would draw a vacuum on the
> container while the paraffin is liquid to get the bubbles out and then let
> it solidify. Will this work, or what problems will I have.
> Ray M.
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