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Components of my 8.6 inch pig-powered SGTC: Capacitor bank
« on: August 30, 2019, 11:46:29 PM »
Here is the capacitor bank for my 8.6 inch pig-powered SGTC. The specs are:

1. Capacitance is 45 nF
2. Voltage rating is 70 KV
3. Configuration is 6 capacitors in series-parallel consisting of 3 banks in parallel with each bank consisting of 2 capacitors in series
4. Each capacitor is a Maxwell model 37667, 30 nF, 35 KV voltage rating, with a maximum rated rate of 500 bangs per second
5. 35 KV bleeder resistors are installed across each capacitor

Heavy copper bus bars are used to handle the 480 amp peak current per bang (240 bangs per second).
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Components of my 8.6 inch pig-powered SGTC: Capacitor bank
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