Message from discussion Plastic capacitor for camera flash tube?
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From: YD <ydtech...@techie.com>
Subject: Re: Plastic capacitor for camera flash tube?
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Late at night, by candle light, "Dontspam" <donts...@invalid.invalid>
penned this immortal opus:
>> "Dontspam" <donts...@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
>>> Phil Allison wrote:
>>>> ** Yep, they will work fine.
>>>>> If so, will an AC x2 cap be more suitable than a DC cap?
>>>> ** X2 caps are regularly used in party strobes etc.
>>> Thanks. I take it that that means film caps can be expected to
>>> produce better results than ordinary Al electrolytics, and
>>> that they
>>> will not degrade quickly with repeated discharges.
>> Your local thrift store will have boxes full of old flash
>> selling for pennys. Buy a few, take them apart.
>> Any cheap 35mm from the 1980s is ok, but look for really old
>> cameras. They have simple, easily understood circuits.
>> http://donklipstein.com/donflash.html has all the info you want
>> flash circuits
>Thanks for your interest, but there are no thrift shops where I
>live, at least not the kind that sells such stuff.
Can you get an old microwave oven? They have a large HV cap inside.
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