Re: Hints on building a .08uf cap?
From: Steve Falco[SMTP:sfalco-at-worldnet.att-dot-net]
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 1997 6:08 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Hints on building a .08uf cap?
> If you want a compact capacitor go with a rolled plate cap. Also, what
> are the specs on that transformer? I have seen things like you
> mentioned at the dump in several old copiers but since I wasn't into TCs
> back then I could have cared less.
The transformers are rated at 5kv/300ma each when used with the
resonator capacitor that comes with them. So total voltage would be
Folks have discovered that it is best to leave the resonator caps off,
which drops the voltage roughly in half. However, the primary cap in a
tesla coil is thought to have a resonant effect on the trannies, so the
voltage may come back up to 10kv with a proper load.