Re: Pyrandl capacitors

From: 	DR.RESONANCE[SMTP:DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net]
Sent: 	Sunday, August 31, 1997 1:27 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Pyrandl capacitors

To: Rusty

The Pyranol is a trade name for a PCB capacitor oil.  Many of these units
do have an internal bleeder resistor which renders them useless for Tesla
oscillator work.  Removing the bleeder will expose you to PCB oil.


> From: 	LINEMAN23K-at-aol-dot-com[SMTP:LINEMAN23K-at-aol-dot-com]
> Sent: 	Saturday, August 30, 1997 9:52 AM
> To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: 	Pyrandl capacitors
> All,
> Please help me identify three capacitors that were given to me by the
> of a local ham radio shop.The caps are fairly large (40 or 50 lbs) HxWxD
> 13"x5"x13.5".  the plate on the side of the cap has this info:
> General Electric
> MU-F    3
> Cat.      14F15
> V          12500
> CY        DC
> Pyrandl Capacitor
> Does anyone have a spec sheet on this?  I gather from the side plate this
> a 3uF-at-12.5KVDC.  Does anyone agree?  What is a Pyrandl Capacitor?  Is
this a
> power factor correction type cap with the internal discharge resistor? 
> about PCB's (it looks old)?  
> Info or opinions would be greatly appreciated!!!  
> Rusty Duncan