Re: Capacitor in question

From: 	William Noble[SMTP:William_B_Noble-at-msn-dot-com]
Sent: 	Wednesday, August 06, 1997 11:52 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	RE: Capacitor in question

these sound like some caps I bought at the TRW swap meet locally - I put two 
in series and use them on a 15Kv 30ma coil - after running for a little while 
- say 15 seconds, the caps have warmed up a bit - I would speculate from that 
observation that they would fail in extended use, and further that they are 
eating up some of the spark energy.  So, yes you can use them, but make sure 
they don't overheat.

From: 	Tesla List
Sent: 	Wednesday, August 06, 1997 6:57 PM
To: 	'Tesla List'
Subject: 	Re: Capacitor in question

From: 	Richard Staron[SMTP:rstaron-at-widow.aracnet-dot-net]
Reply To: 	rstaron-at-widow.aracnet-dot-net
Sent: 	Tuesday, August 05, 1997 5:35 PM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Capacitor in question

Hi and thanks for reading my request.

I have just picked up some capacitors, 3 to be exact from one
of our local surplus places and I was wondering whether these
could be used in a small coil.  The coil that I am building is
4" Diam x 18 long being driven by a 15kv -at- 30 ma neon transformer.  
I was hoping to put these in series but before I made up a support
for them, I thought I had better ask the experts if anyone knew
if they were any good or not.

The capacitors in question are described as follows:

   5.75" long x 1.25" diam
   Body is brown in colour with a screw terminals produding one from
each end.

   They are made by CONDENSER PRODUCTS
   .0125 UFD -at- 25000 VDCW
   Model number KMOB 123-25MN

   There is also another number printed on the body as 1210-107.

If anyone knows whether these would work or not, a reply would greatly
be appreciated.