Re: Maxwell Capacitor abuse
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Adam <adamsmith-at-mediaone-dot-net>
> I have purchased some Maxwell Labs capacitors rated 40kV and 45kV, and I'm
> wondering if it is safe to use these with my 12kV NST bank, or if I need to
> series-parallel connect 4 of them for an 80kV+ rating. Anybody here blown a
> Maxwell? I haven't read about too many of these failing, but I thought I'd
> ask, just to be on the safe side.
Just saw your last acquisition on Ebay - nice score! 40 -45 kV Maxwells
will easily withstand the voltage from a 12 kV NST Bank. Remember to us
safety gaps across the NST's however.
-- Bert --