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Re: caps and JL

Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>

Hi Jonathon,

Never put a cap larger than about 2nF in parallel with an NST by itself.  It
could resonant the voltage super high and blow the NST.  That is why we use
safety gaps and all that with Tesla coils.  Putting caps in parallel with NSTs
is a tricky business.  It is very easy to blow the NST.  It may be very bright
for a moment but then it may go dark permanently...



At 09:43 PM 5/26/2001 -0400, you wrote: 
> Hi list, 
> [may be a bit off topic...] 
> i was thinking, the spark of a JL is dim purple, but the spark of a TC SG is 
> bright purple or white.  When i get my MMC put together, could i paralell it 
> to the JL? would that work? or would that be a bit too bright?  8-D ... 
> --------------------------------------- 
> Jonathon Reinhart 
> hometown.aol-dot-com/kidd6488/tesla