Re: tesla coils
In a message dated 12/18/98 3:56:43 AM Mountain Standard Time,
> Have blown up the cap 4 times now
> (depressing). Last time, the hole was the size of a quarter. killed 4
> and insulator sheets. I haven't been able to get pictures of it in
> operation, But do have pictures of all the hardware.
> Thanks one and all for the posts and sites with the necessary information
> to undertake this tesla coil project.
Sounds like you need to use caps in series to lower the voltage stress on
each cap. If you had made a series/parallel arrangement of the four caps you
have already built, they would probably still be good.