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mmc question.... still working on first light.
3 caps per string
6.5kvdc. per cap
.015mfd +-10% per cap
i mounted the caps on a 3/4" piece of wood is this a bad idea??? i have
recently read that wood isn't a very good insulator at high voltages. i
have yet to get first light out of my coil and this seems to be the problem.
the reason that i am suspecting the mmc is because i tried to charge it the
other day with a bank of 3 mot's and i had no luck at all. i hooked the
mot's secondaries in series across the mmc and charged it for a few seconds
then tried to short it out and nothing happened. any ideas as to what might
be going on???
23" of wraps on the secondary
8 turn primary
1 1/2" between turns (aprox)
3 mot's in series
assuming 2500v per mot.
i don't have a meter capable of testing over 1000v ac
i have tried using a 4th mot with the secondary winding unconnected (not
shorted) as current limiting (placed in series with input power from the wall
socket) but i was unable to get any spark (maybe 1 mm at most) should i
have placed the current limiting mot in series with the OUTPUT of the 3
mot's ?? should i have the secondary windings on this mot shorted?
terry was helping me with all these problems a few weeks ago and i jsut got
around to some more experimentation (with no luck) any info would be