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Re: Capacitor test results
Re: Current from "30 ma" neon transformer
The rated current is with a RESISTIVE load! With
a capacitive load the current will be higher, because the
capacitive reactance cancels part of the inductive reactance
of the transformer. The approximate reactance of the transformer
is 12000/.03 = 400,000 ohms. Subtracting 106,000 you get
294 k. The net current is thus 41 ma, and the voltage
across the capacitor should reach around 4300. Surely enough for
a test.
Ed Phillips