Re: Help! Will these work for MMCs?
How long would it probably take to overheat the caps, if they're submerged
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Terrell W. Fritz" <terrellf-at-uswest-dot-net>
> Hi Doug,
> I wondered around the Sprage web site
> 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...
> At 10:15 PM 7/12/99 -0600, you wrote:
> >Original Poster: Doug Brunner <dabrunner-at-earthlink-dot-net>
> >I'm looking at some Sprague JX series 0.1 uF/3500VDC filter caps, which
> >are selling for $2.50 each. Do you think these will work in Tesla
> >service in a string of 10?
> > -Doug Brunner
> > <dabrunner-at-earthlink-dot-net>