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RE: [TCML] Capacitor encapsulent
I'm sure that the voltage divides evenly. What's less clear is whether the end-to-end voltage might cause corona, being that the two ends are still very close to each other. But no doubt the CDE guys have that all worked out!
Regards, Gary Lau
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> > degrades rapidly. The CDE caps we use in MMC's are
> > actually constructed as two seriesed caps, with a "floating
> > plate" between the two terminals, to effectively double the
> > corona inception point.
> > So, unless you build your DIY cap as several seriesed
> > units, you will get corona and a compromised life
> > expectancy, regardless of dielectric thickness.
> > Regards, Gary Lau
> > MA, USA
> I've read about the "floating plates" tactic before, but I'm not sure I understand it
> correctly. I get how a number of caps wired in series will divide up the applied
> voltage. Will a single cap using multilayer dielectric with floating plates between
> each layer accomplish the same end? Do the "wired" plates and the "floating"
> plates divide up the voltage equally? Just curious.
> Gregory R. Hunter
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