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
><dewzenol-at-smart1-dot-net> wrote;
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>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.

 Alfred -

 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.

 John Couture