Re: Maxwell Capacitor abuse
In a message dated 00-02-01 10:48:39 EST, you write:
<< 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.
If the Maxwell's are AC rated, then they are rated plenty high enough
for a 12/30 NST. Mine are rated at 45kVAC , and I often apply 32kV
peak, or 23kV RMS.