Re: tesla coils

In a message dated 12/18/98 3:56:43 AM Mountain Standard Time,
tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:

>  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.