Re: Top load capacitors

From: 	Rscopper-at-aol-dot-com[SMTP:Rscopper-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent: 	Thursday, July 31, 1997 2:15 PM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Top load capacitors

Hey all,

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.

Scott C.