Re: additional transformers [rolled caps]
From: richard hull[SMTP:rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 1997 1:27 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: additional transformers
>Just though I'd throw in my two bobs worth after having blown up a few
>rolled poly caps!
>All of mine failed at the edges (even being under oil) so I reckon the
>secret is to put big overlaps between the plastic and the Al plates i.e.
>at least an inch or more. Also here the thick poly sheet is bloody
>expensive! so use multiple sheets of 8 mil concreters plastic,
>preferably the clear stuff but if all else fails use black plastic with
>engine oil! It ran ok on my coil for more than 3 months.
I recommended leaving a full 2" edge separation metal to edge of dielectric
in all rolled capacitors!
Richard Hull, TCBOR