Re: Final Capacitor Test Results
In a message dated 96-06-14 00:53:57 EDT, you write:
> Sorry to hear about the capacitor failure you just had. That's sort
>of a kick in the head with a $200 cap going west like that. Hope you can
>fit in another one in the near future and keep on making sparks. I have
>just assembled 80% of my new toroid as of last night and both the rotary
>and stationary gaps are done here. The toroid is 48" in diameter and I
>still have to wrap the aluminum tape on the tube section. My cap is
>still healthy due to absolutely no use yet but I sure hope that in a week
>or so I'll be ready to plug in and start the initial testing. Good Luck
>on a new cap!
I am working with C.P. now on specs for another cap. 48" is a large toroid.
My largest (of three) is 40" and I kind of wish it was a little larger.
Have you fired your coil at low power yet? You will have to apply a good
deal of power to get the 48" toroid to break out. I would suggest laying a
wire on the toroid, sticking out over the edge with a ground wire opposite it
a few feet away to do the initial tuning.
Good luck on your project.