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Re: Big top loads

Hi Alan,

On 5 Jun 00, at 19:03, Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: "Alan Sharp" <AlanSharp-at-compuserve-dot-com> 
> Greetings all,
> I'm looking at building a much larger topload for
> my coil, and I was considering moving away from
> to toriod to a disc shape (a filled in toroid if you like)
>  ()----()   becomes  (PLATES)
> So I will still have the outer curviture to hold back
> the breakout.
> Am I right in thinking:
> firstly that the capacitance of this disc will be almost
> the same as for a toriod of the same dimensions?
> secondly the disc will electrostatically shield the 
> the secondary exactly as a toriod would?
> Alan Sharp (UK)

Yes on both counts. Exactly the terminal I now exclusively use. It's 
easy to build for one thing.