Re: High Potential Terminal

What that marking means is that that terminal is the one with good
insulation from the case. Many HV caps (particularly those in plastic cases)
have better insulation from one terminal to the outside than from the other
(because it is cheaper, and in many applications, one terminal is grounded).

You are right, both terminals are going to be hot relative to ground, so
make sure that the cap is mounted with insulators.
-----Original Message-----
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Date: Thursday, June 24, 1999 10:38 PM
Subject: High Potential Terminal

>Original Poster: Mike Doyle <mdoyle-at-cherrycorp-dot-com>
>One terminal on the capacitor I am planning to use in my tank circuit is
>labeled " High Potential Only". Can any one tell me where in the circuit I
>should connect this terminal? Would it be the NST/Spark Gap side or the
>primary side. It seems to me that they would both be at a high potential.
>Michael Doyle - Lab Technician
>Cherry Electrical Products
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