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Re: New type of home made cap almost 4nf -at-at least 5kv

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: Hollmike-at-aol-dot-com
> In a message dated 10/9/2000 3:22:14 PM Mountain Standard Time,
> tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:
> > And yeah i realise rolled caps arent new, but, i havent seen anyone make
> them
> >  from soda bottles before.
> >
> Tom,  the reason no one use plastic soda bottles is the same reason your caps
> are blowing.  They are made of polyethylene terphthalate(can you say mylar?).
>   This particular type of plastic is no good at radio frequencies.
> Mike


Exactly and the reason probably why they can run with salt water is the cooling
effect of the water.

Luc Benard