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Re: oil dielectric
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Xyme3-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 05/12/2002 4:24:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> There was an article in TCBA News a number of years ago which described
> a 1920's vintage GE HV testing lab. If I remember correctly,
> one of the devices was indeed an oil-immersed Tesla coil. Should work
> fine, but messy messy messy. Once stuff has been in transformer oil it
> is never as nice again.
Hmm,Tesla used boiled out oils, however the kind of oil was not specified.
Could an oil like peanut oil be used in place of the transformer oil? I
understand it has a very high boiling point. I also have been reading that
distilled water would accomplish a similar feat, being non-conductive when
distilled. Of the two, which would be the better? Paul