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Re: Capacitor network
Original poster: "BunnyKiller by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <bigfoo39-at-telocity-dot-com>
Tesla list wrote:
>Original poster: "Calvin Patrick by way of Terry Fritz
>Ok, having given up on (for the moment, my home built cap., I'm now
>searching for a bunch of caps. Does anyone have a sugestion for a good
>place to find a lot of caps cheap, or a few HV caps cheap? As this is a
>modification of an existing design, I'm shooting for about .03uf in the
>capacitors, as this was the aprox. capacitance of the home built cap. I'm
>using a 15000v neon transformer, so 20000v is nore on target. Also, will I
>need any current limiting on the transformer? THanks for any help...
Since you are using a NST, current limiting will not be absolutely
necsasary ( i luv mis spelling words) , ... voltage control might be fun
tho ( variac) ...
go ahead and bite the bullet and spend the money on a MMC from the Geek
Group ( they have the best prices and best quality caps for the purpose)
take the advise from someone who HAS built home-made caps and spent a
LARGE fortune on them only to rebuild and rebuild them time after time (
actually many many times but then again I did this before MMC's were
popular. ) I finally got tired of rebuilding caps so I spent a small
fortune on Maxwell Caps ( and yes I'm quite satisfied with them at the
moment... even tho they have a limited lifetime in T coiling
applications) they are working fantastically.
you can fudge on most any other part of a T coil but the caps,... thats
the part you need to pay special attention to. Spend the money on them
... consider it an ivestment in the longevity of your coil...