Re: Broadcast Capacitors

            Re: Broadcast Capacitors
            Wed, 2 Apr 1997 10:26:32 +1200
            "Malcolm Watts" <MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz>
            Wellington Polytechnic, NZ

Mark, Robert et al,
                     Thanks for the input on the caps.....

> These sound like mica capacitors and will work extremely well in the 
> tank circuit of a vac tube T.C. as well as RF bypass for the plate 
> transformer.  They can also be used for the system cap in disruptive 
> discharge T.C.'s if you series parallel a whole whack of them.  I did 
> this.  I took 30 units of 0.002 mfd -at-12,500 volt peak  broadcast 
> micas and arranged them in three groups of ten paralleled in series.  
> The net result is about 0.007 mfd at 37,500 peak and is employed in 
> my highly successful STC system using a single 15 k -at- 60 Ma neon.
> I've achieved straight line discharges to 52 inches with this coil. 
> If these are cheap enough, BUY THEM!!!!
> Cheers,
> rwstephens

You're going to hate me but I was actually given them. There must be 
around 30 or so of about 5 different values in the carton.

Regards all,