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RE: Geek Group Cap mod

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

Hi Bert
I'm confused. If 12 bottles are rated 80KV/.0125MFD then how can 14
bottles be only 6,600?

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Subject: Re: Geek Group Cap mod

Original poster: "Bert Pool by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"


>  The GG page says it is
>rated at. 0125 MFD -at- 80KV. I divided these numbers by the 12 bottles
>they had and got-
>.00104 MFD for EACH bottle and 6,666 volts EACH. I then multiplied
>numbers by my 14 bottles and got-
>.01456 MFD and 93,324 volts.

Jim Layton

Jim, this will be painful news, but your capacitors are in parallel,
means that the voltage rating on your cap as it is constructed is 6,666 
volts - NOT 93, 324 volts.