Re: AC rateing of DC caps

From: 	Alan Sharp[SMTP:100624.504-at-CompuServe.COM]
Sent: 	Thursday, July 24, 1997 4:58 AM
To: 	INTERNET:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re: 2 foot sparks - need more garage!

>How do you figure an equivalent AC voltage for a cap rated in DC.  I
don't want to bust mine.<


The wisdom on this list is to divide the DC voltage by 4,
28kV DC goes to 7kV AC for Tesla use - I've pushed this
to a little over 8kV, after observing that none of my
caps were getting warm.

Alan Sharp UK