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Subject: Re: DIY HV Pulse Cap?
Date: Nov 3, 5:26 am
Poster: Scott Stephens

On Nov 3, 5:26 am, Scott Stephens wrote:

>Do as you like, but the manufacturers of ceramic >high voltage capacitors have opted for lower >dielectric constant, less electrostrictive >materials, for good reason


>It's a rough life, being a high voltage pulse >capacitor.

No doubt. Consider the designers of the pulse capacitor may be concerned with a low-pass design, with a high frequency cut off of hundreds of megahertz.

What I propose is optimizing the all-important mechanical/acoustic properties to match the pulse characteristic you want for your fusor. In this case, you don't need an over-designed device.