Re: Capacitor oil
> I'm having trouble getting a straight answer from the "other
> list" so I've decided to make an appeal to this "more serious"
> Are there any oils (other than mineral oil) that are good for
> use in caps?
> How about:
> 1. Castor Oil
> 2. Paraffin Oil
> 3. Vegetable Oil
> Greg Peters.Hi All,
> In addition how about hydraulic fluid? The oils
> should have the water 'baked' out. Has someone
> done this?
> Dave Huffman-at-d0tokensun.fnal.gov
Hydraulic fluid is typically glycol based. The glycols are polar
molecules and as such are not suited for use in this application.
I have experimented on a small scale with silicone hydraulic
fluid and the results with this commercially available specialty
product have looked promising.
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