RE: Idea for Capacitor
Subject: RE: Idea for Capacitor
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 97 19:59:41 UT
From: "William Noble" <William_B_Noble-at-msn-dot-com>
To: Tesla List" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
let the 2 capacitor end plates be 1/4 inch steel (e.g. cheap and
clamping, use nonconductive brace across the plates clamped with regular
bolts. A good nonconductive brace would be any kind of plastic,
steel angle iron with a ceramic insert would probably be ok too. The
point is that if the end plate is rigid, then flexing of the
plate" won't be a problem.
One other alternative - make the outer box STRONG, leave a few inches on
side and put an inner tube in there, then add oil and wait a while, then
inflate the inner tube to compress. There are special bellows
do this, but an inner tube is much cheaper.
final alternative - don't compress - just add another plate to make up
lost capacitance and compress it "mildly" just to hold everything
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.
Hope this helps
Fr. Tom McGahee