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Re: New Lab, Family Coil, 1st Light

Original poster: "Jason Petrou by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <jasonp-at-btinternet-dot-com>

my question... wouldnt your cap quickly become a smoke bomb?

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Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 3:18 AM
Subject: Re: New Lab, Family Coil, 1st Light

> Original poster: "Erik Byng by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> Waaaaait a min.
> both caps need to only be 1/2 the req voltage, but x2 capacitance??
> Theoretically, you could run a 6kv 1.0 mu-f cap on each HV line and not be
> under the req cap voltage rating with a 9kv 30ma nst??
> How does that work, exactly...
> Thanks
> Erik
> Gary,
> I agree.  Richard Quick Is the only coiler that I know of that built an
> equidrive coil system.  I believe he used two .10 ufd caps.  His system
> worked very well, I have video of it running.  Twelve to fourteen foot
> if I remember correctly.  He liked the set up.  I have not seen evidence
> increased performance with this system over the single cap design.  The
> equidrive caps only need half the voltage rating but need to be twice the
> capacitance.  You also must remember to discharge the caps after every run
> as
> the transformer secondary windings will not provide that function as it
> with a single cap.
> Ed Sonderman