[TCML] Voltage - Gap
terry at cruzio.com
Fri Feb 3 11:17:25 MST 2012
I have run Maxwell Laboratories model 37093 high voltage pulse
capacitors for years with no ill effects. They are rated at 45 kV,
.02uF and I use them in a 15kV system. My Maxwells are not directly
under my primary however. I have run for over 30 minutes continuous
with no problems in a approx. 3KW system (line - 120V@ 26Amp). Love
these Maxwells for both rotary synch gaps and static spark gaps. I
always thought the 35kV Maxwells were to low a voltage rating for 15kV
systems even if they were higher pulse rate.
Also, as I understand it, these capacitors have a lifetime limit on the
number of total discharges. So far no problems after many years. I run
mine in a horizontal configuration although I am not sure if that
matter. An air bubble inside many of these units, swashing sound when
moved, does not seem to be a problem.
On 2/3/2012 9:43 AM, Joe Mastroianni wrote:
> Oops wrong pic
> THIS one is the 37667, for your viewing enjoyment.
> On Feb 3, 2012, at 8:23 AM, Joe Mastroianni wrote:
>> Here's another picture of my stupidity.
>> This is a 37667 all blowed up during my trying to get my first DR coil working. This one, I think I can safely say, died due to overcurrent/switching.
>> After seeing Dave Leddon's DR, I decided I might be better off emulating someone who actually knew what he was doing, and switched to using banks of those Aerovox RBPS snubber caps.
>> Never had a problem with those at any power input level I could muster ...
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