Re: Capacitor design ??

 * Original msg to: Flxz07a-at-prodigy-dot-com
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Quoting JEFFREY R TOOKER <FLXZ07A-at-prodigy-dot-com>:

> The idea of using oil in the capacitors is fine.  My only 
> concern is with moisture in the oil.

Not a problem. In homemade plastic/AL capacitor construction the
dielectric is plastic. The only purpose the oil serves is corona
supression and heat disspation. Breakdown voltage of the oil is
not really a factor unless you are building a cap that has no
solid material, only liquid oil, between the plates. Having built
these liquid dielectric caps I can also assure you that the
sturdiness of the plates and their mounts is more important to
the construction than the moisture content of your typical
mineral or transformer oil.

Richard Quick

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