Re: Tips on capacitor and toroid design
Great idea and probably less expensive.
> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
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> Subject: Re: Tips on capacitor and toroid design
> Date: Wednesday, January 06, 1999 11:59 PM
> Original Poster: Ed Phillips <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
> "The aluminum air duct tubing will work as a toroid, however, the
> surface is
> still irregular enough to interfere with the electric field as compared
> with a more expensive, smooth toroid. If you are using air duct tubing
> dryer hose, you might consider making a final overall wrap with
> mylar tape. This will present a very smooth electrical surface,
> due to the thin size of the alum. tape, you must use a discharge rod to
> vent the discharge off your toroid. A direct discharge from the smooth,
> thin, tape surface will damage it."
> I've had good look in "smoothing" the surface by applying several wraps
> of masking tape, until it effectively bridges the gap between the
> ridges. Follow that with one layer of the aluminum tape sold with the
> aluminum duct. Gives a surface which appears smooth to the eyeball, and
> is surely effectively "perfect" for TC (but not VDG) use.