Re: X-ray xfmr oil available
From: Homer Lea[SMTP:HomerLea-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent: Friday, January 09, 1998 1:37 AM
Subject: Re: X-ray xfmr oil available
In a message dated 98-01-09 02:01:22 EST, you write:
> > Subject: Re: X-ray xfmr oil available
> > castor oil has a higher dielectric constant than xfmr oil. will that make
> > heat up if i use it to make a tesla cap? i don't want to drain one of my
> > discharge caps to make a tesla cap if someone knows it won't work. i have
> > plenty of them but it would be a lot of work.
> > jim heagy, who never actually learned to type in the last 55yr.
> Castor oil not only has a high dielectric constant, but is also has
> relatively low dielectric loss - in fact it has minimal loss between
> 50,000 and 200,000 hertz... JUST right for Tesla Coil caps!! Also, your
> pulse caps MAY be usable as Tesla Coil caps if disassembled and
> reconfigured. These caps are typically constructed from multiple series
> (and sometimes paralelled) sections. Have you tried disassembling one of
> -- Bert --
i have not opened one up. they are in thick steel cases.when i get one apart i
will report to the tesla list.