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??

to: Bill

Most PF correction caps have a large bleeder resistor built into the cap
which renders them useless for RF applications.  Been there, done that --
didn't work!


> 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 
> bucks
> >> at the power company surplus yard. The protection circuit is a pair 
> of...
> >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... :)
> -Bill