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Re: [TCML] Mirrors as glass plate and "foil" style caps?
Dont forget our MMC caps are also just metallized material carrying the
current, though the current is distributed vastly different than what would
happen with some huge panes of glass, so i think its likely you would just
cause it to fuse and blast away.
On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM, BunnyKiller <bunnikillr@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey Gary....
> not that I was going to build it, it was more of a theoretical question. If
> I was to do it tho, I would cut the mirror into 12X12 squares for 35 layered
> plates, thus a silver layer between each glass plate.
> Damn thing would weigh about as much as two 1256D variacs :)~
> Tho it would be interesting just to see if it would have a capacitance....
> just maybe when I have the time.... hmmmmmm... ;)
> Scot D
> Lau, Gary wrote:
> The use of the silver side as a plate offers no advantage over the more
>> typical Al foil plates and there is no end to the downsides:
>> - The size and weight of the thing! The cap shouldn't overshadow the rest
>> of a coil (IMHO)
>> - The challenge to safely insulate such a large thing
>> - The challenge to devise a high-current peripheral contact to the silver
>> - You'll need to have foil on the other side anyway
>> - The certain prospect of 7 years bad luck
>> If a gun were held to my head I could probably get it to work, but...
>> Regards, Gary Lau
>> MA, USA
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