Re: DC Coil

In a message dated 3/22/99 4:51:51 AM Mountain Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

>  Wouldn't a DC coil be  alot easier on capacitors? Since one mil of PE
>  will stand 600 volts, you would only need  30 mils to withstand 18,000
>  volts. 
Once your spark gap fires, the caps "sees" the high frequency RF current.  The
DC only refers to the charging of the caps, which would always be charged at
the same polarity before discharging.  There would be no advantage with
regards to cap voltage standoff as you are thinking.