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Re: caps and JL
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> 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
> is a tricky business. It is very easy to blow the NST. It may be very
> for a moment but then it may go dark permanently...
Of course, same thing happens with the regular primary capacitor.
That's why a safety gap is essential.