Re: Doorknob Caps
Subject: Re: Doorknob Caps
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 05:41:49 +0000
From: "John H. Couture" <couturejh-at-worldnet.att-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
At 01:13 PM 6/9/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Subject: Re: Doorknob Caps
> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 1997 03:36:08 +0500
> From: "Alfred A. Skrocki" <alfred.skrocki-at-cybernetworking-dot-com>
> To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>On Sun, 08 Jun 1997 19:58:16 -0500 R. Dewzenol MacMorran
>When I first started building Tesla coils door knob capacitors were
>all over the place and cheap! But they never seemed to perform well
>in a tesla coil they would also get rather hot implying there were
>large power factor losses. Best thing I can say considering how cheap
>you got them is try it and see for your self.
Power factor losses? Do you mean high power factor means high losses?
How do you determine losses using the power factor?
The last I heard losses were resistive in capacitors or inductors.
I have used these doorknob capacitors for several years and you are
they are good only for small coils.