[TCML] Voltage - Gap
joe at killerowls.com
Fri Feb 3 08:43:12 MST 2012
You know, that was another interesting point someone brought up at the time, if this is what you mean by "alignment"...
I was running the cap with it laying flat, with the terminals horizontal, not "upright." It was suggested this was not the preferred orientation.
I had seen pics of someone (I think Steve Ward) having built a large Marx Generator, with lots of these same caps laying flat and so simple mindedly I just popped mine down haphazardly. However, that's a Marx Generators are a very different application. And one should never do anything without forethought when dealing with Coil voltages/currents.
I learned my lesson.
On Feb 3, 2012, at 2:26 AM, Clive Penfold wrote:
> A valid point that someone made some time ago is that there may be a specific alignment of the capacitor that would cause large circulating currents to be set up inside, which could generate heat, causing it to burst
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> That's interesting Joe, hmmmm
> I wonder why some people seem to never have problems with the maxwells and you have had two incidents.
> I would love to run your coil parameters threw my sheet and see how the outputs compare to mine and other peoples coils. If your willing to provide your parameters that is, let me know and I will send you a message with the details I would need.
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