Re: 120kV capacitors available

> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: 120kV capacitors available
> Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 10:32 AM
> Original Poster: HomerLea-at-aol-dot-com 
> >         i wish we had stores like that around here..
> I still have lots of HV energy discharge caps PCB free available cheap to

> anyone near the San Francisco Bay Area. BTW I have been meaning to ask,
> these caps supposed to be charged with a particular polarity or can you
> two of them case to case and use the two terminals as a 2x voltage cap
say + 
> and - from ground?
> jim heagy       homerlea-at-aol-dot-com 

Series them up, by all means...
No inherent polarity.. It is the reversal of polarity on discharge that
shortens their life. The other thing is to charge reasonably quickly.. I
wouldn't use a 10 minute charging cycle, for instance...