Re: Top load capacitors
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 1997 2:15 PM
Subject: Top load capacitors
Another experiment leads to extended sparkage.
I had made a cap for a small system about 4 months back using 10 layers of
drafting mylar about 10 feet long and Al-foil rolled up on a foam core with a
stick of AL for a center post. It worked lousy for a TC cap and got real
hot, so I stuffed it away.
But last night I was playing around and stuck the old cap on top of my
toroid, and WOW!! nice white hot sparkage, and it didn't get warm. Zapped me
when I tried to discharge it after the fun though (even through the welding
gloves I use for holding my ground rods).
I have video of it all, and when I can find a frame grabber to borrow for a
day, I'll send out some pics.