Re: Capacitor problems

In a message dated 96-05-18 00:13:08 EDT, you write:

>The curious thing about this failure is that Ed said that the line 
>current was near zero. Boy has that got me wondering. I once had an
>old oil-filled unit go o/c due to the thin lead-in wires eventually 
>giving up after a prolonged run. I admit I can't see that happening
>to units with these ratings, but who knows?


That is correct, the line current was at somewhere around 18 amps and the pig
input voltage was at 175 volts.  Then all of a sudden, the gaps almost
stopped firing (very weak and sporadic), the current dropped to a few amps
and the line voltage went up to 240 volts.  - Whatever happened, the load
went away.

Ed Sonderman