Re: The manufacture of capacitors

Tesla List wrote:
> >From ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu Tue Dec 10 13:55:53 1996
> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 18:05:21 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Edward V. Phillips" <ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re:  The manufacture of capacitors
> Re: Oil dielectric capacitors
>         Why not go the whole way and eliminate the solid dielectric
> material between the plates?  I have an article in an old (circa
> 1921) QST describing an 0.01 mfd, 30 kV capacitor using only oil
> as the dielectric.  Quite a construction job  to get the plates
> flat enough to avoid excessive average spacing, but genuinelyh
> genuinely indestructable!!!!!!  By the way, this one worked at
> the "special" wavelength of 350 meters, or about 857 kHz, so the
> inductance must have been pretty small.
>         Why doesn't some get ambitious?  Or, more likely, will
> someone who HAS been ambitious describe his results.
> Ed Phillips

I had the same idea but did not know if it would work.

Can you send me some construction information on that capacitor.

Gary Weaver