Re: Capacitor check (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:05:25 +1200
From: Malcolm Watts <MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Capacitor check (fwd)

Hi Viv,

> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 10:06:11 +0100
> From: Vivian <V.C.Watts-at-btinternet-dot-com>
> To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: Re: Capacitor check (fwd)

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> >If it's good enough to have 2" to the ends, why not the sides?
> >
> >Malcolm
> >
> >
> I'm sure you know why Malcolm, its because the path from one plate to its
> opponent at the ends just has to travel between the insulating plates.
> Where as on the sides it has to travel out, leap around the sides, then back
> in again.
> Viv Watts UK

No plastic overlap at the ends?  Can't say I've ever done that. I 
don't think two inches of creepage distance is nearly enough for the 
voltages Sulamain is talking about.