Odd primary caps??
From: Bill the arcstarter [SMTP:arcstarter-at-hotmail-dot-com]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 1998 6:45 AM
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com; bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com
Subject: Re: Odd primary caps??
It was written:
>> are metal-can, case ground, GE "Dielectrol" units, picked up for five
>> at the power company surplus yard. The protection circuit is a pair
>Nice catch! Power Factor Correction (PFC) caps that power
>companies use are considerably more robust than most other caps
>you'll encounter, since they have to withstand high amplitude
>switching spikes, lightning transients, and tough environmental
Hmm - I wouldn't have thought those caps would have tolerated seeing
large currents at ~250 KHz, as found in a typical tesla coil... I would
have thought these guys were optimized for 60Hz use only?
I'll have to get me some of those... :)