Re: Idea for Capacitor

Subject:  Re: Idea for Capacitor
  Date:   Thu, 12 Jun 1997 19:26:52 -0700 (PDT)
  From:  "Edward V. Phillips" <ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu>
    To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

"2) Back up the insulative plastic with something really strong.
Really strong stuff tends to be HEAVY. Such as a sheet of 1/4 inch
aluminum. If using a conductor, make sure that bolts are kept as far
away from the edges of the actual capacitor as possible. At least far
enough that the oil will provide adequate insulation."
        I have several capacitors, one over 80 years old, made with
flat plates and compressed with CAST aluminum end pieces.  They
seem to have lasted and still function after all of that time.