Re: Rob's Capacitor

Rob writes in reply to Chip....

> As for the suggestion...I am not sure if I understand...are you saying to
> extend tabs from each plate to outside to dielectric (every other plate to
> one side)..and then connect buss wire out in the oil?.....this would allow
> the closest arc distance to be the 1" depth from the edge of the plate to
> the edge of the dielectric..will this be sufficient?

You can modify the plate shape to maintain the creepage distance. I've
built several caps that I have yet to immerse in oil, basic plate 

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