Re: Tesla Capacitors


You said:

It is interesting to see that Ed S. is having trouble with his home made
I made my capacitor with the same basic instructions and have had
no trouble with it at all.  I use mine at up to 15kV since that is the
of my transformer bank.  I also spent about $60 for the materials to build
3 caps.  Perhaps a one aspect that is important in capacitor life is the
power running through them.  Since I use neon sign tranformers, the power 
may be significantly less than what Ed is pumping through his system.

  - I lost my first capacitor running 4  12kv 30 ma neon sign transformers.
 I lost my second one using only 2  12kv 30 ma transformers.  Go figure.

Ed Sonderman