Re: Help! Will these work for MMCs?

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Date: Thursday, July 15, 1999 5:08 AM
Subject: Re: Help! Will these work for MMCs?

>Original Poster: "Terrell W. Fritz" <terrellf-at-uswest-dot-net>
>Hi Doug,
> I wondered around the Sprage web site (http://www.cornell-dubilier-dot-com/)
>but didn't see the "JX" types.  If they are metalized polypropylene you are
>probably on the right track.  However, I worry.  10 caps will give a 35000
>volt (DC) cap at 10nF but there would only be one string.  Tesla coil
>primary circuits can reach almost a thousand amps peak and typically 15
>amps RMS.  That would probably overheat and destroy the best caps made.  I
>think you need more strings of caps to share the current so no one string
>is overheated.  A lot depends on the particular coil but...
> Terry

O.K. I have read several posts in the last 3 weeks or so where somene states
that one string of MMCs isn't enough. So how many strings would you
reccomend for a system using a 7500v/60mA NST for example?