Originally Posted by gsmsslsb
Hello Mad Hatter
I have been trying to replicate your results with the copper pipes.
I have the copper pipes wound and I have a heavy duty industrial full wave rectifier connected.
When I connect a 440 volt capacitor acros the DC terminals I can only get about one tenth of the input voltage on the capacitor.
So @ 48 volts input only 4.5 to 5 volts on the cap.
This is only with the inner windings connected.
This is only first try so I will use the other wire of the bi fillar and try the outer windings etc etc.
One question though. Is the earth in your shematic connected to an actual ground earth or just to the other side of the cap?
Anyway thats where I am at so far.
The ground is earth ground.