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Re: Homemade cap..........try this

Original poster: "Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz" <acmdq@xxxxxxxxxx>

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Black Moon" <black_moons@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> On a subnote, 2l clear popbottle plastic is great for homemade caps, iv
> tested it for medium lengths of time and without airvacing or oilfilling or
> anything it seems to hold up to 10kv+ pertty well, the tinfoil does seem to
> 'bond' to the plastic a bit and it gets a little cloudy with use, but thats
> dosent seem to be a problem.

My main restriction against this material is that it melts too easily,
and worse, deforms long before melting. If losses heat the capacitor
just a bit, a catastrophic failure is to be expected.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz