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Re: Still mystified by odd TC behavior, what gives?

Original poster: "Jonathan Peakall by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jpeakall-at-mcn-dot-org>


Can I check the caps as you suggest with a regular HV probe? Or can I
charge them with a lower voltage?

TIA much,

Jonathan Peakall

Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Jason Petrou by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jasonp-at-btinternet-dot-com>
> > Jason,
> >
> > Tuned to either 5 or 6 turns, I get nothing. If the large cap (.025) was
> > bad, nothing should happen with it in series with the smaller cap
> > (.0028), no? Do caps go "partially" bad? There is no bad smell, and I
> > see no evidence of the magical "smoke" escaping.
> Very strange... If I were you i'd charge the caps together and the measure
> the voltage across both of them. If the voltage is the same for both then
> the caps are ok. It would be useful to have more info on the coil - then we
> could work out what it should do.
> If you live in the UK then come along to corby and bring your coil (ask Alan
> first - AlanSharp-at-compuserve-dot-com) and Im sure that somone (maybee even me :)
> could give you a hand!
> Keep fiddling ;)
> Jason