Subject: CAPACITOR ORDER
From: richard.quick-at-slug-dot-org (Richard Quick)
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 1995 22:46:00 GMT
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Quoting Ed Sonderman:
ES> Last week we were discussing the commercial capacitor that I
ES> am ready to order. I was looking for a .02mfd capacitor.
ES> You suggested I go for a .025 or maybe .030mfd. I recently
ES> completed my new discharger (toroid) which is 33.0" in
ES> diameter and 5.0" thick. With my existing .018mfd cap the
ES> coil tunes at 13.25 turns - out of 14 total. I am concerned
ES> that if I go to a .025 or .030mfd capacitor my tune point
ES> will go past the maximum 14 turns on the primary. Which
ES> means I will have to add more primary turns (difficult) or
ES> increase the size of the discharger. Do you agree?
ES> Is the performance increase worth the effort?
Yes, but there is another way to skin this cat. Repair the blown
cap. When you get to where you want to reconfigure your toriod to
drop the coil frequency a bit more (down the road a few months),
then place your two homemade caps in series with your .02 mfd
commercial cap. Everything will hold up, and you can then
experiment with close to .03 mfd total in the tank circuit.
Thinking about it, it sounds better, and less expensive.
... If all else fails... Throw another megavolt across it!
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