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RE: Maxwell Specs

Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau@xxxxxx>

Hi Curt:

>From a post by Bert Hickman:

"Maxwell (now General Atomics) makes 1 PPS (Mylar) and high repetition
rate 500-1000 PPS (Polypropylene) single-ended plastic cased capacitors.
Most of Maxwell's single-ended style 31XXX series capacitors are low
duty cycle Mylar caps, while their series 37XXX caps are polypropylene.
Some known exceptions include models 31393, 31981, and 31583 which are
all polypropylene. If there's any question, a quick call or note to the
General Atomics folks will resolve it.

It sounds like your 31507 may not be well suited for use in a TC, though
it would be prudent to contact General Atomics to be certain.

Regards, Gary Lau

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 11:49 PM
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Maxwell Specs
> Original poster: "C. Sibley" <a37chevy@xxxxxxxxx>
> Does anyone know if a Maxwell 31507 .03uF 45KV capacitor has
> sufficient specs for use in a tesla coil?  My 37667 (.03 35KV) hasn't
> held up.  I'm familiar with the voltage reversal limitation of the
> 37667.  My little coil is 15KV, 120mA.
> I don't know anything about the 31507.  What do you guys think?
> Curt.