Re: Success with PP Multi-Mini Cap

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Gary Lau  27-Mar-1999 2035 <lau-at-hdecad.ENET.dec-dot-com>
> Dear List:
> As I mentioned a few days ago, I have had some encouraging results with a
> new tank capacitor made from a series/parallel array of small .015uF
> 1.6KVDC polypropylene commercial caps.  Briefly, I used series strings of
> sixteen of the caps for an effective DC voltage rating of 25.6KV, with a
> 15KV-RMS/60mA NST power supply.
> Last night I logged over 15 near-continuous minutes of operation, so I
> wanted to declare some measure of success.  I have documented the
> capacitor on my web page at:
> http://people.ne.mediaone-dot-net/lau/tesla/tesla.htm
> I also scanned some of the data sheets from the Wima catalog that
> describe how to determine the maximum voltages one may apply to these
> caps.  Just like a bumblebee, this thing shouldn't fly, but it does!
> Performance of the new cap seems to be identical to that of my Fair Radio
> Sales cap, as well as my failed extended-foil rolled poly cap.  Only this
> one doesn't get hot, only very slightly, barely detectably warm.
> Regards, Gary Lau
> Waltham, MA USA


        Very interesting.  How much do the individual capacitors cost and where
did you get them?