[TCML] Primary Capacitors ... Again ...
jimlux at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 14 07:25:00 MDT 2010
Thomas Schmit wrote:
> Ok - so what is the general opinion of the following for the primary capacitor of a pig powered coil?
> They are low inductance, high voltage, high current energy discharge caps but they are only rated for 500 pps, which seems to be typical of these type of caps... how will they perform at high frequency?
You can derate them for TC duty.. high voltage reversal. Most tesla
coils *are* only a few hundred PPS (e.g. line frequency *2)
http://home.earthlink.net/~jimlux/hv/caplife.htm discusses life scaling.
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