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You will be fine with 12Uf to 15uf.

" This is the Heath W5M and right off the rectifier they use a pair of 40uf in series,giving you an effective 20uf at 900 volts.Just get a 12uf to 15uf film cap and you will be fine.I have seen one 5R4g coke bottle fail out of all the W5Ms and that was because the cap was shorted and they jumped out the fuse.The W5Ms also had a thermal resistor with contact tabs but I just put in a CL90 and it does the job.

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