Accession Number:

AD0750535

Title:

The Design of a Capacitor Battery with an Energy Reserve of 625 kJ for Producing Powerful Magnetic Fields,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1972-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The article describes the design and final construction of a capacitor bank rated 625 kJ and intended to operate at four different charging voltages 50, 100, 200, and 250 kv, with such larger operating life than earlier designs not less than 200,000 discharges as against 2000-5000 and with low total inductance. The main stages of the development consisted of designing a special capacitor type KIMS-1 rated 10 microfarads 12.5 kJ, and a special system of interconnecting and switching the capacitor bank, consisting of special discharge gaps and various high-voltage coaxial cables. Problems involved in stacking the capacitors into columns, mechanical strength and safety during discharge are also discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE