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Re: New Coil

Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Are you saying that using one of the Maxwell .03 mF 35 kV pulse discharge caps exploded using a 15 kV NST??!! How many mA's was the NST? How long did it run before self destructing? I have a couple of these caps and a 15 kV 30 mA NST. Thanks for any info you can provide. I really don't need any explosions or such.
Think Positive

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: New Coil

> Original poster: "Mike" <<mailto:mike.marcum@xxxxxxxxxxxx>mike.marcum@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> They work fine on 12kv nst's (about a dozen 3-5 min runs and still ticking
> in a bigger coil with more in series), explode after a few min on 15kv ones
> (makes a nice 12" blue/orange fireball tho with a big mess).
> Mike
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tesla list" <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 7:09 PM
> Subject: Re: New Coil
>>Original poster: <mailto:Esondrmn@xxxxxxx>Esondrmn@xxxxxxx
>>In a message dated 4/24/05 3:27:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
>>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
>>I plan on using my welder for current control and
>>either my two 1256's or my three 540 volt 30 amp
>>voltpac stack. I currently use my maxwells three deep,
>>but may only use them two deep for 75 nF 70 kV rating,
>>which is kinda small for a coil this size. I'm afraid
>>to use them as 300 nF 35 kV, as this seems to be too
>>close to the edge. I have no idea how rough a life
>>these guys had before I got them.
>>I have a couple of those Maxwell caps also, and as you, have been
>>concerned about using only one and have always used the two in series. I
>>have read where lots of folks on this list have the same caps. Is anyone
>>only using them individually, or multiple in parallel? If so, with what
>>power supply? I would feel ok at say 10 kv but both of my coils use a 15
>>kv supply and I have just been chicken to find out what kind of voltage
>>they can really take.
>>Ed Sonderman