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Subject: DIY HV Pulse Cap?
Date: Oct 30, 02:52 am
Poster: Scott Stephens

On Oct 30, 02:52 am, Scott Stephens wrote:

Anyone have any good references or advice on brewing your own HV pulse cap? I've seen lots of advice and plans for poly & oil caps for Tesla coil service under 20KV.

Making a stack of glass or better yet, high-E ceramic plates would make for a much smaller capacitor. From what I know of ultrasonic transducers (which are basicaly ceramic or quartz capacitors), the stack will need to be mechanicaly loaded to keep from absorbing the energy, which is stored in the stress of the ceramic.

Any references on construction of ceramic capacitors?