[TCML] New Builder
resonance at wildblue.net
Sat Nov 27 18:05:58 MST 2010
You are better with MMC caps --- less expensive.
The .04 value is way too large for your 15/30 transformer. You need around
0.012 uF 30 kV.
BTW, if you contact me off-list I have as free set of plans for a 30 mA
On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM, <rdragovich at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have recently become interested in building a small Tesla coil. The only
> part that I have purchased to date has been a used 15kV, 30ma NST. For the
> capacitor, I am considering the purchase of a used oil filled GE Pulse
> Discharge Capacitor, Model 17L9PH, rated at 50kVDC, .043uF. Can someone tell
> if this is the right cap, or is there more suitable cap either homemade or
> purchased to match my power supply? The GE cap is a bit expensive at $125
> plus shipping, but I wonder if it offers better performance than a homemade
> version. Thanks for any help that you can provide.
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