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Re: Building the right capacitor

Original poster: "Christoph Bohr" <cb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hello guys.

Though this cap should handle the voltage, I heard of
several cases, where these caps ( I guess you are talking
about the 37667 series ) failed with 15KV NST's.
Better not risk it.
Or use 2 in series or 4 in series/parallel configuration, this
should be pretty bulletproof, though problably too expensive.
Altronics sold them for 75 or 95 $, Daniel Greenhouse from
Tesla Systems Research stocks them, too.
I dont remember the exact price, but cheaper than 125$.
I bought ca 15 of these caps from him over the years and
they were all OK, however, you never know how much life
is remaining with these caps as they are pulled from equipment.
You will be better off with a suitable sized MMC I guess.

best regards
Christoph Bohr

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Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: Building the right capacitor

> Original poster: "Drake Schutt" <drake89@xxxxxxxxx>
> yes, i was wondering myself.  would a maxwell 35kv 0.03 uf be
> sufficient?  theyre going for $125 US on ebay.
> On 5/12/06, Tesla list <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Original poster: "Kyle Sandbornhesium"
> <<mailto:sandbornenterprises@xxxxxxxxxxx> sandbornenterprises@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> What parts are needed to build a capicator for a 15kv 120 ma
> transformer and do you have any tips on building it?
> Cheers,
> Kyle
> _