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[TCML] Cap bleeder resistors

Now that I think of it, I've never used bleeder resistors in a MMC capacitor. Unless my physics are incorrect (someone please correct me) bleeder resistors are not necessary in a tesla coil capacitor. I am under the impression that they are used to safely discharge the cap after power has been shut off, but if you look at a simple tesla coil schematic, a complete circuit always exists with the capacitor, preventing charge separation... the cap is always in a state of equilibrium when power is off. Does the cap staying charged have something to do with the back EMF from the primary transformers secondary winding? In all my experience, ive never had a cap retain a charge after shutdown. Can someone shed some light on this theory. Do you really need bleeder resistors? Thanks
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