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Old 01-29-2019, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ricards View Post
I see..

have you tried with High K materials like CCTO?..
or stacking asymmetric capacitors in series?.. to see if they have some compounding effect.

the reason I ask is because I witnessed my caps ripping itself when I have like multiple layers rather that 1 large sheet rolled..... I was wondering maybe It has some effect..

my cap was symmetrical by the way..
nothing that high K, think that I only tried up to about 9 (?, it was all single digit)
it looked like to me that the current going into the cap was what made it work. I say this because if there was an internal discharge it seemed to be equal to the higher K. This is usually hard to test repeatedly because the caps tend to die when this happens.

DC pulsed voltage is way more effective than stable voltage.

I did not have the ability to test advanced wave shapes to see what waveform worked the best. I was using square waves. or sharp rise time and slow fall time. did not see any change from the 2, but then I would not have seen small changes with my setup.

I never tried layered ones,
I did not see how it would ultimately end up with polarity
but you make me want to try it now.

my big high voltage supply is broken, so my next task is to make another. Testing at 19KV is sort of pointless
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