Puncture voltage

Quoting Jorge <al263636-at-sal.itesm.mx.pupman-dot-com>:

> i live in a small town and theres nowhere i can  get the poly 
> to build the caps, so instead i used 1/8" window  glass

Another thought: you can buy heavy-duty poly bags in most grocery
stores. Gallon ziplock freezer type bags are about 3 mils thick.
With the tops trimmed off you can use these bags to assemble a
plastic/foil/oil cap that will fit nicely into a small plastic
trash can or five gallon plastic bucket. With enough stacks in
series you can easily achieve a 10-15 KVAC Tesla rated capacitor.
The materials for these caps are not expensive, but they do
require many hours of assembly time.

I am sure Richard Hull could fill you in with details on a
similar cap built by TCBOR member Bill R.. You might want to 
think about this design to replace your glass plate capacitor on
your next cap project.

Richard Quick

... If all else fails... Throw another megavolt across it!
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