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RE: 18,000. AMP high energy Cap bank
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Original poster: "Tom Luttrell PWRCOM" <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
We use an Ion Physics Corporation CM-1-L current transformer (0.1V/A
into 50R) to measure up to 50kA. We've also go a 100kA version somewhere
but I couldn't find it to get the part number.
The soucre impedance will control the short circuit current.
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> In a message dated 12/11/04 9:46:06 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
> The capacitors weigh about 100 lbs each. Caster
> oil fill caps. Rated 18,000. AMP High Energy pulse capacitors. 3
> capacitors in parallel is 54,000. AMPS.
> How does one measure these very high current levels to
> any degree of accuracy?
> How does one limit these current levels? If a energy
> discharge cap system has an ultimate safe rating of (say)
> 20kA, how does one make sure that current isn't exceeded
> during an experiment that vaporizes a specimen?
> -Phil LaBudde