Re: Cap size
On Sat, 27 Jul 1996, Tesla List wrote:
> From dwt-at-efn-dot-orgSat Jul 27 20:49:05 1996
> Date: Sat, 27 Jul 1996 11:33:15 -0700
> From: David Trimmell <dwt-at-efn-dot-org>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: Cap size
> "I'm currently getting 4 - 5 feet of spark."
> Not bad at all! I am running a 4.5" Resonator with a 15 kV -at- 120mA neon
A 4.5" coil is probably being over stressed to get sparks much longer.
> and am only getting 43" discharge. My tank only has 8 nanoFd, 3 from
That's close enough to 4'
> doornobs (needed the extra capacitance as my two homemade caps are only
> 5 nanoFd when in series, those suckers heatup and am sure they are
> limiting my system!)
> Can't wait to get my Condencer Products Cap (20 nanoFd!). Any day now.
> Good luck with your system, but it sure does'nt seem as though you need
> any help!
> David Trimmell <dwt-at-efn-dot-org>
When I switched from mylar and glass caps to polyethylene it made a hell
of a difference! Those doorknobs certainly would be a limiting factor of
Thanks for the compliments,