Re: doorknob capacitor
Tesla List wrote:
> > Subject: doorknob capacitor
> > Could any of you brave souls help me out?
> Doorknobs, like neon sign transformers, are doomed in Tesla service!!!
> The bypass service is kinder too them, but the value of yours is a bit
> high! 100pf might be better. The RF slowly eats out a ring of silver
> around the terminal and the terminal no longer is in contact with the
> silver plate inside. Thus, as the caps are used, their value drops as
> more and more silver is vaporized and less and less active area of the
> plates remains. I've cut these open and seen this with my own eyes and
> know this as a fact!
> Richard Hull, TCBOR
Well I guess I'll have to use a poly cap instead!