Re: Capacitor problems

Quoting Ed Sonderman:

 > I had the system running at low power (about 10,500 volts and  
 > 15 amps into the primary of the pole pig) for tuning purposes. 
 > All of a sudden, I lost most of the primary current and the    
 > gaps would hardly fire.  This weekend I took the system apart  
 > and checked the gaps and looked for any signs of shorts.  I    
 > did not see any problems.  Then I fired up the pole pig as a
 > jacobs ladder to test the pig.  Everything still looked ok,    
 > lots of hot sparks from the pig.  I think my Condenser         
 > Products cap has failed.

Quoting Malcolm:

> But the lack of primary current suggests the cap has gone open-
> circuit??? What about the chokes etc.?

Yeah, sometimes a failed bypass cap will do the same thing. But
do let us know.

Richard Quick

... If all else fails... Throw another megavolt across it!
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