[TCML] Maxwell 31173 fail
joe at killerowls.com
Sat Feb 12 10:52:24 MST 2011
Well, 0.06uH inductance on the cap that exploded, vs 0.02uh on the much used/abused little white Maxwell 37667s I had been using before.
Honestly, I never checked the specs as I should have. And who knows what abuse it had been through before I put it into my coil primary circuit.
Ricinus oil (Castor oil)? I presume this is the Castor Oil of the old days which was used as some sort of curative and is related to, but not as deadly as ricin. And I presume that because I am here typing now and not in the morgue??
On Feb 12, 2011, at 9:00 AM, Teslalabor wrote:
> What max. pulserate bps was this cap designed for? I cannot see the typical extended foils at the ends of the caps inside.
> Some years ago I disassembled one of my 40kV/650nF/20nH maxwells because I have plenty of them. There I could clearly see the extended foils and massive busbars contacting them. By the way, these maxwells contain ricinus-oil.
> Maybe your Maxwells are not designed for arround 1000pps and they have to much inductance?
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