Oil Information

From:  Dale McLane [SMTP:Dale.McLane-at-epa.state.oh.us]
Sent:  Thursday, April 16, 1998 8:50 AM
To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject:  Oil Information


Are the terms mineral oil and paraffin oil the same?

I have 5 gallons of vaccume pump oil which, accroding to the MSDS sheet, is a highly refined paraffin oil.  I would like to utilize this material for some homemade poly caps.

Been going through the Richard Quick Archives on capacitor construction, and can only find references to mineral oil.

Does anyone have some information/dielectric constant values for these materials?