Reducing MMC Capacitance for Tesla Coil

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Radit204, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Radit204

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 26, 2015
    Hi. I am new to this forum and in need of help with my first Tesla Coil Project, mainly in the capacitor bank.

    Straight to the point here, is it possible to reduce capacitance from an MMC (Multi Mini Capacitors) by adding a small capacitance capacitor in series ?

    Due to a lack of materials here in Indonesia, my capacitor options are limited to these two Caps (for tesla coil operation) ; WIMA FKP-1 2000V 2,2uF and WIMA FKP-1 400v 0,22uF. Combining only the 2Kv Caps in series results in a cap bank to large to be usable. There for i want to add these small caps in series. I am aiming for a 0.02uF cap bank.
    The power source i'm using creates DC peeks at 10Kv

    Can it be done?, Is it safe to use this method?, And is there any other way to create a 10KV cap bank at 0.02uF using only THESE caps?
    (without just chaining 100 of the 2KV's in series)

    Thanks in advance.