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Re: Bleeder Resistor Calculation
Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>
Bleeder resistors should discharge the MMC in 5 to 15 seconds. Thus:
10 = 5 x R x C
R = 2 / C
That should give a good discharge time without wasting significant power or
overheating the resistors.
At 11:26 PM 10/20/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>> My applied voltage is 15KV, however,
>> I think I need to design for 100KV.
> CAution is nice, in this cae it can lead to
> energy inefficiency
>> The capacitors will hold 100KV+ before
>> breaking down, and should they ever get
>> to these levels (ie spark gap goes kaput)
>> I want to bleed them safely.
> Might use an auxiliary spark gap to switch
> in a bleeder in case of massive overvolt.
>> My goal is to make the most efficient,
> Bleeders can be tricky to make efficient.
> Designing one set for normal (15kv) with a
> backup set, only involved, via spark gap,
> in case of overvolt...
>...the net of a million lies...
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