plate type cap

From: 	Bert Hickman[SMTP:bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com]
Reply To: 	bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com
Sent: 	Sunday, January 11, 1998 9:03 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: plate type cap

Tesla List wrote:
> From:   Gary Pedro[SMTP:GaryKF6FPU-at-Sphinx-Egypt-dot-com]
> Sent:   Sunday, January 11, 1998 12:24 AM
> To:     'tesla-at-pupman-dot-com'
> Subject:        plate type cap
> Hi everyone I am thinking of building a flat plate type cap using a Java based calculator I figured out it should be nine 144 square inch plates of 90mil thick polyethylene submerged in mineral oil dose that sound right.
> Thanks Gary
>          (KF6FPU)


If you're shooting for around 0.005 - 0.006 uF it's about right. Also,
use multiple sheets of LDPE rather than a single sheet to prevent
premature failures due to any defects in the material.

-- Bert --