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Original poster: "cougercat by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <felix1063-at-home-dot-com>

I Don'no - according to GE's web site, these caps are polypropylene (ms?)
metal-film and not mylar.  How does one tell if they are lossy?

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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: MMC

> Original poster: "Christopher Boden by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <chrisboden-at-hotmail-dot-com>
> You didn't out-do the Geeks, we rule the internet :) and Microwave caps
> don't work well for Tesla Coil use. They're lossy (frequently Mylar) and
> don't live very long. Geek Group MMC caps are designed for the harsh abuse
> of a coil, and even heal themselves a few times if you overvolt them too
> (like above the 200% safety factor they have been tested to). There ARE
> other sources for caps. You can buy commercial RF-Pulse caps, but they
> about the same and you only get one chance, if you kill it, you're done.
> They can never be fixed. MMCs however, if you do fry one, can usually be
> fixed for under $5 :)
> I personally believe in the Cornell Dubilier MMC caps that The Geek Group
> selling so much, that I am in the process of doing something that no cap
> manufacturer/distributor on Earth will do. The Group is (within the next
> weeks) going to guarentee it's caps. This will be a retroactive guarentee
> everyone who has already bought a Group MMC cap and also for future sales.
> It will basically be something along the lines of "If you buy your MMC
> from the Group, hook them up in a properly designed manner and run them
> within reasonable limits (their design specs) and they fail, we'll send ya
> new ones in exchange for the old ones (we autopsy the old ones to see how
> you killed it).
> What do you guys think of this? Ideas? Thoughts?
> Duck
> Geek-1
> >Original poster: "cougercat by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> ><felix1063-at-home-dot-com>
> >
> >Hello Terry and All "sparkies",
> >
> >Not to out do the geeks, but I was able to pick up some GE microwave
> >-at- 2200VAC caps at Radar Electric in Seattle for $3.50 each. These may
> >for what you need them for.  These metal housed caps.  Their number is
> >206-282-2500.  And NO -  I am not representing GE in anyway.  Just a
> >"find".
> >
> >--jeff
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