[TCML] Voltage - Gap
jimlux at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 3 17:45:50 MST 2012
On 2/3/12 7:39 AM, Joe Mastroianni wrote:
> I think David also remembers the incident and has provided some detail. I was probably exactly on the hairy edge of overvolting, and definitely over current. If you search back in the TCML archives you can probably find my postings about it. It was sometime last year.
> As I said, when I paralleled the 37667s I never had another problem with them in my SG coils. So maybe it was overcurrent. Somewhere I have the JTC files and I'll send them to you off list when I can dig them out.
> That larger, 50kv rated cap had a very low max - rated reversal rate. Far too low for coil service. I didn't bother reading the specs when I got it on eBay for really cheap. I thought I was lucky. Ah, here's the failure pics<http://www.flickr.com/photos/iceowl/5437138473/in/photostream>
the caplife paper cited earlier gives all the scaling rules. VR isn't a
huge factor, but peak voltage is.
The other thing to look at is the rated shot life. The 1pps flavor have
shot lives like 1E5 shots. That's a very long life in a Marx bank kind
of application where they may do a shot every 10-15 minutes or
something, during an 8 hour work day. At 120bps, you can burn through
the rated life in less than an hour.
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