Re: Capacitor test

Tesla List wrote:
> >From Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-comSat May 25 11:50:02 1996
> Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 16:50:03 -0400
> From: Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Capacitor test
> Even though Condenser Products just tested my .025 15,000 volt capacitor and
> pronounced it good, I would like to set it up and bench test it with my power
> supply.  Would I just connect it directly across the high voltage mains and
> connect the rotary gap in parallel with it?
> Ed Sonderman


You should put the spark gap in parallel with the cap.  That is correct. 
 This is real tough on capacitors and transformers, but is the ultimate 
test.  If the spark is hot and noisey, you are probably OK in the cap 
department.  Look elsewhere if this test is passed.

Richard Hull, TCBOR