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RE: [TCML] Maxwell #31915 colossal pulse caps
I bought 3) 115 uf Caps rated for 25kV. they are in parallel, looks like I have the capacity to hit 107.8 kJ. so far I have not gone above 15kV. That is about 38.8 kJ. it sounded like a sonic boom. in fact the windows upstairs rattled. Herr Schattenmeister> From: FIFTYGUY@xxxxxxx> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 18:33:06 -0400> Subject: Re: [TCML] Maxwell #31915 colossal pulse caps> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> CC: > > > > In a message dated 8/14/08 6:13:48 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, > drieben@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:> > >I am now the proud papa of 3 newly acquired Maxwell #31915> > >100 kV, .44 uF (that's right -- 440 nF!) pulse caps with one> > >more on the way ;^)). > > > I wondered who was doing all the bidding on these! Glad I didn't bid > against you. I figured whoever was trying to get these was looking for cheap > replacements for some existing equipment.> I tried looking up the specs as well, and couldn't find any for this > exact cap. So I took some very careful measurements on the auction pic, and > compared the ratios of the dimensions to the known height of the standard > terminal insulating assembly. I calculated the volume of the things, and decided > they had to be low-rep caps. > The price was good, but I need another big cap like I need a hole in my > head! :) Anyhow, I speculated that they *might* work OK as TC primary caps, > since they'd be running at a fifth of their rated voltage. But another thing > that bugged me was the low lifetime number of pulses - no telling how much > these puppies have seen, or how long they'd hold up at reduced voltage but more > severe-duty primary tank use. So I passed.> One thing I thought they might be fun for would be the "discharge a big > cap through a streamer off a TC" trick. I believe they will operate in the > horizontal position, so they should be easy to charge at the base of the > secondary. > Glad they went to a good home, and glad to know they went to a fellow > TCML member. Sorta like "keeping them in the family". If you ever want to get > rid of one, lemme know!> > -Phil LaBudde> Center for the Advanced Study of Ballistic Improbabilities> > > > > **************Looking for a car that's sporty, fun and fits in your budget? > Read reviews on AOL Autos. > (http://autos.aol.com/cars-Volkswagen-Jetta-2009/expert-review?ncid=aolaut00030000000007 )> _______________________________________________> Tesla mailing list> Tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> http://www.pupman.com/mailman/listinfo/tesla
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