Re: Capacitor dielectric

Polyethylene and polythene are the same thing! Polyethylene is simply the
more accurate scientific name.

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Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 1:24 AM
Subject: Capacitor dielectric

> Original Poster: "Michael Thomson" <miketz-at-cqnet-dot-com.au>
> Hi folks.
> I am building my first coil, but have two major stumbling blocks I need to
> get over.
> One is the capacitor dielectric. Polyethylene is supposed to be pretty
> good, and cheap and easily obtainable. Unfortunately Polyethylene is not
> easy to find and not cheap here in Australia.  Polythene, however is
> found and cheap. (bags, ground sheeting etc) Although there are
> structural/manufacturing differences between the two, can they be used
> interchangably?
> Regards,
> MichaelT