[TCML] Looking for Pole Pig Capacitors
rwsmith at roadrunner.com
Fri Nov 25 18:53:33 MST 2011
On 11/25/2011 5:53 PM, Amir Mojarradi wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> I recently destroyed a 0.03 uFd 35kv Maxwell capacitor (#37667) of which I was using (4) in parallel to achieve 0.15 uFd at 35kv. I am running a 10kva 14.7kv pole pig powered coil with a 12in diameter, 57" winding length secondary, and a 60in major/ 12in minor diameter toroid. The single capacitor cracked in half and splashed oil for a good 8 feet. Evidently, my configuration was poorly designed to handle the ~ 15 kv input. Apparently, people have had this issue before and I was previously warned by David Rieben.
> David suggested 2 of these Aerovox 0.305 uFd 50KV Capacitors in series, but that would be a bit pricey given the shipping for about152 lbs! Yet, I am considering them.
> Is anyone willing to sell pole pig suitable capacitors, either single unit or several, for approximately a 0.15uFd 50KV + rated capacitor bank? I'm a student and my budget is around $100-200 and I will of course pay for shipping and handling; I live near Pasadena, California. Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions regarding possible capacitor choices; they will be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you for your kindness,
> Amir Mojarradi
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Those Aerovox capacitors sound like a good deal to me. Im tempted to
get a couple myself but if I made my coil any more powerful I would have
to take it outside to run it. Your set up sounds pretty awesome. Do
you have any pictures?
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