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Re: Caps Question:

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From: Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 4:52 PM
Subject: Caps Question:

>Original poster: "Al Hassick" <uncadoc-at-juno-dot-com>
>Hi Terry!  Is this the proper way to get into the website when I have a ?
>about coiling?  If not please tell me how and I will rewrite this
>mailing.  If it is correct, then, is there anyone on the list that could
>tell me if my doorknob caps would be rated for A.C or D.C. if there is no
>mention of it on the cap?  The people I got them from did not know the
>voltage type.  They are .004mf at 40kv.  So, is there any unwritten rule
>that will tell one what type of volts the device is rated for when there
>is no info on the cap?

Is there a manufacturer and model number on the doorknobs (e.g. Sprague)...

The rating is peak voltage, usually, either DC or AC.  The RMS AC rating
would be the DC rating *0.707

Another aspect to consider is the RMS current rating (since that's what'll
burn those babies up)..