All,The Cornell-Dubilier's 942C20P15K-F capacitors have long become something of a stalwart for Tesla Coil use, however they are not totally immune to damage!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/33962508@N03/This came about by running my 200bps synchronous coil with the phase setting badly out - this was being done to simulate running as 100bps. The cap string was rated at 36KV, and while that voltage rating has been adequate for the last 6 years or so when running at 200bps, it most likely proved too low for my latest 100bps antics; the experiment being the 'final straw that broke the camel's back'. Lesson learnt.
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