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Re: a microwave is a gold mine

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <A123X-at-aol-dot-com>

I thought the mirowave cap was usually made with a lossy dielectric. An LDPE 
one should be rare. What brand microwave? 

In a message dated 5/21/01 7:46:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 

> there's a wealth of stuff one can find in a microwave. i recently gutted a 
> microwave and here's what i found that's useful: 
>    Item                        Uses 
>    transformer                          its obvious 
>    fan motor                             async rotary gap 
>    diode                                   grounding? 
>    .74uF LDPE cap no PCB's!    tank capacitor 
>    risk of electrocution               suicide