Odd primary caps??
From: D.C. Cox [SMTP:DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net]
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 1998 6:37 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Odd primary caps??
Most PF correction caps have a large bleeder resistor built into the cap
which renders them useless for RF applications. Been there, done that --
> 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... :)