Re: Capacitor problems

Hi Ed,
       Please DO keep us posted on this....

> I had the system running at low power (about 10,500 volts and 15 amps into
> the primary of the pole pig) for tuning purposes.  All of a sudden, I lost
> most of the primary current and the gaps would hardly fire.  This weekend I
> took the system apart and checked the gaps and looked for any signs of
> shorts.  I did not see any problems.  Then I fired up the pole pig as a
> jacobs ladder to test the pig.  Everything still looked ok, lots of hot
> sparks from the pig.  I think my Condenser Products cap has failed.

But the lack of primary current suggests the cap has gone open-
circuit??? What about the chokes etc.?