[TCML] Primary Capacitance Calculations
travis at tabbal.net
Mon Apr 12 09:49:19 MDT 2010
It would be interesting to see the difference in "bang size"/power
throughput at various C and bps values from a pig. What about voltage level?
I have a pig I can select 14.4kV or 7.2kV. I assume at 7.2kV I can get more
current from the transformer? Does that help or hurt?
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 8:32 AM, <futuret at aol.com> wrote:
> When using a pole pig, it's important to consider what break rate (bps)
> want to use, and also what power level you want to run. For example if
> you run at 120 bps synchronous, you'll need a larger capacitor value than
> at 500 bps asynch. Also if you run 15kVA from your 10kVA pig, then you'll
> need a larger capacitor than if you throttle the pig down to 7kVA (if you
> limited space, etc). The ballast setting, capacitor value and bps will
> determine the power throughput, and ultimate spark length. These are
> the important factors to consider when using a pole pig.
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