Re: correction factor for paper

From: 	DR.RESONANCE[SMTP:DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net]
Sent: 	Wednesday, July 30, 1997 11:05 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: correction factor for paper

To: Mike Smith

Contact Beau Meskin (Sr. Engr.) at Plastic Capacitors, Inc., in Chicago at
312-489-2229.  He will give you the exact advice you seek and it will be


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> Subject: correction factor for paper
> Date: Monday,July 28,1997 10:58 PM
> From: 	Michael Smith[SMTP:md.smith-at-usa-dot-net]
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> Sent: 	Monday, July 28, 1997 1:48 PM
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> Subject: 	correction factor for paper
> Hi all, 
> Does anyone know what factor to apply to the plate capacitor formula to
> account for 30 lb kraft paper impregnated with oil between all layers of
> the capacitor? 
> Or should I just add the dielectric constants of the paper to the
> polyethylene in the fomula and adjust the distance between plates?
> Something does not seem right about adding the paper constant to the poly
> constant. They are in series with each other, but something tells me they
> would not be additive.
> It would be nice to know beforehand so I can design a value rather than
> test (and run the compression frame down) as I go. 
> If the differences are insignificant, that would be nice to know too. Who
> has experience with this?
> Also, does anyone know the thickness of 30 lb kraft paper? I forgot to
> bring a piece to work to measure.
> Thanks in advance.
> Michael Smith
> md.smith-at-usa-dot-net