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Re: How To Construct & make a working VIC
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2008, 12:44:55 pm »
H2Opower,

Can you tell us how you measured capacitance of you wfc?
Can you publish a picture of that 0.1uF wfc?

Would be great!

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Re: How To Construct & make a working VIC
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2008, 17:18:29 pm »
Those are very nice coils. What equipment do use besides a lathe?

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Re: How To Construct & make a working VIC
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2008, 17:30:08 pm »
a cell in direct contact with water does not behave as a good capacitor. more 10%capacitor and 90%resistor. You would not be able to get a steady reading of the value.

if there is no direct contact of water with the electrodes of the cell(coating of some sort maybe), then it would perform as a good capacitor. One would be able to get a  steady capacitance value reading with an LC meter.
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Re: How To Construct & make a working VIC
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2008, 20:47:06 pm »
a cell in direct contact with water does not behave as a good capacitor. more 10%capacitor and 90%resistor. You would not be able to get a steady reading of the value.

if there is no direct contact of water with the electrodes of the cell(coating of some sort maybe), then it would perform as a good capacitor. One would be able to get a  steady capacitance value reading with an LC meter.

What about the tube conditioning?  Thats a coating.

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Re: How To Construct & make a working VIC
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2008, 23:22:59 pm »
H20power. Can we see a picture of the wfc? are you using conditioned tubes?

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Re: How To Construct & make a working VIC
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2008, 03:36:08 am »
I know that microwave ovens and treadmills have some very interesting parts, but not at the values you are looking for.

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Re: How To Construct & make a working VIC
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2008, 05:04:04 am »
Aloha,
Electric weed eaters have some nice bridge rectifiers.
There is a surplus electronics warehouse in the San Fernando Valley called Apex, I think. Anyone live near the valley?
This place has parts and components stacked to the ceiling, and the prices are CHEEEP, some things are sold by the pound. I have never been there, but my brother went there for me and picked up some goodys. There is a lot of military and industrial surplus too. It's a lot of hunting though, expect to spend the good part of a day, as there is only help at the counter, and stuff is scattered all over. I am tempted to take a trip over just to go there.
Bill

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Re: How To Construct & make a working VIC
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2008, 08:37:22 am »
Aloha,
I recommended the sources I did because of time and availability (as well as cost). All to often we see people say that they ordered this or that, and are waiting for something, or after a long wait were shipped the wrong thing. You will find the weed eater diodes as well as most other electronics specifications are clearly marked  thereupon.
In Hawaii, finding components is especially difficult. Shipping can be insanely priced and can take very long.
Besides, what if you ordered something, and it did not work? Or it did not work for your application?
Bill