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From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 14:50:32 -0400
At 12:23 PM 7/14/02 -0400, Tom Rauch wrote on the Amps reflector:
>The mica caps used in old sets like that are very good RF capacitors.
>They are conservatively rated, so you can push them over the rating
>by a reasonable margin.
>You probably are safe up to about 3000 volts RMS, unless you want to
>be sure to have 100% no failures ever.

Conversely, would I be safe in assuming that the EIA Class 2 3000V-rated 
disk ceramics in, for example, Mouser's catalogue (10% Y5P temperature 
coeff.), would be usable, for example, as compensating caps in UNUN 
transformer usage, with amateur power levels, at 50 or 75 ohms?

73, Pete N4ZR

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