This was one cool experiment!

Here's the specs...

One .08uF 45KV capacitor. Cap was grounded to earth on one end, and a small toroid was placed on the other.

Coil running at 720VA power.

The cap was discharging THROUGH THE STREAMERS to ground!!! Originally, my experiment involved having copper electrodes on each terminal gapped roughly 1/2" apart. But it wouldn't fire! It STILL used the streamers!

Alas, all this was too much for my unfiltered new 12/60 NST and she lost an HV leg.

These discharges can be seen in the MOV file as the brighter arcs between the cap's toroid and the coils. If you d/l this file, the best example is near the end of the movie.