From: 	alfred.skrocki-at-cybernetworking-dot-com[SMTP:alfred.skrocki-at-cybernetworking-dot-com]
Sent: 	Thursday, December 25, 1997 8:24 PM

On 23-Dec-1997 1438 Gary Lau
[SMTP:lau-at-hdecad.ENET.dec-dot-com] wrote;

> I bought one of these and am successfully using it in my TC using a 15Kv/60mA
> NST.  Getting 42" sparks, though the cap does get slightly warm after about a
> minute of operation.

Sounds like your using a mylar cpacitor, their notoriously leaky! The 
heating of the capacitor is due to low power factor, ie. it's absorbing too
much R.F. and converting it to wastefull heat. Correction, switch to 
polyethylene or ploycarbonmate dielectric, teflon if you can afford it. <G>
You'll see a noticible increase in output, maybe up to 5 or 6 foot 

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