Re: capacitor connections (fwd)

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Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 17:31:15 -0800
From: Bert Hickman <bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: capacitor connections (fwd)

Tesla List wrote:
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> Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 17:21:12 -0500
> From: Kevin Wahila <wawa-at-spectra-dot-net>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: capacitor connections
> I am in the process of making a group of rolled caps.  When dealing with
> connecting to the aluminum plates, would it be alright to use copper braid?
>  I figure I'll solder the copper to a wire teminal and screw the terminal
> to the aluminum.  The copper braid will lead up to the cap's connection
> bolts.  So how does that sound?
> cappin in NY
> Kevin


A piece of flat aluminum or copper flashing would be a much better
choice. It turns out that braid has very poor high-frequency current
handling capability due to the way that the surface (skin efect)
currents must flow through the contact points where wires dive in/come
out of the woven braid. This leads to very lossy transient and high
frequency performance.

Safe coilin' to you!

-- Bert --