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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...
> Cheers,
>         Terry

	Of course, same thing happens with the regular primary capacitor. 
That's why a safety gap is essential.