# Tesla List

```Hi Everyone...

I know this is a little off of the subject, but after reading through
many coiler's HOWTO's and such, I got quite confused when one person said: 1
millimeter = .001 inch, and another: 1 millimeter = .01 inch. I know for a
fact that: 1 inch = 25.4 millimeters, which would mean: 1 millimeter = .039
inches. A little different from what the others were sayin'. I have gotten
very disgruntled from these documents.

Ok, so starting fresh: What exactly is the math behind making cap.'s
suitable for Tesla Coils? (Better yet, the spec's.)  More specifically
rolled and plate cap.'s... Understanding that 1 inch = 25.4 millimeters. How
many inches thick of a dielectric do I need for a coil about 10kVAC?
And what are the physical dimensions? I tried everything reasonable, (math
wise, not actual) and nothing would even come close to .001 uFD's.

---Mikey D.

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