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Re: Capacitor Dielectric

Original poster: "shimonek2 by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <shimonek2-at-home-dot-com>

Thanks, I'll look into that.
Do you happen to know the dielectric constant?
I was under the assumption that transformer oil would be used only to
eliminate arcing, not for its capacitive properties.

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Subject: RE: Capacitor Dielectric

> Original poster: "Basura, Brian by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <brian.basura-at-unistudios-dot-com>
> Why not use real transformer oil?
> Shell Diala-AX is the real stuff and is cheaper than the other
> ($24.99/5-gal).
> My 2-cents worth...
> Regards,
> Brian B.
> BTW - This URL will help you find Shell Jobbers across the US
> http://www.rotella-dot-com/wheretobuy.html
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> Original poster: "Eleanor Flood by way of Terry Fritz
> <eflood-at-bellsouth-dot-net>
> Wow! One I can answer.  No, mineral oil is not motor oil.  Cheapest
> place we found mineral oil  is in horse tack shops, sells by the
> gallon....in our area about $8.00 per gal.  Can also purchase it in
> pharmacies, but will pay lots more, $1.39 a pint.
> Harold's big plate cap was submerged in 4 gallons of the stuff.  Worked
> great.
> Incidentally coilers, little dummy here is going to try to construct her
> own coil.
> Presents a real challenge for me.
> Happy coiling.
> Elli