THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MYLAR HIGH-VOLTAGE CAPACITOR.
Technical rept. 18 Feb 66-22 Feb 67,
MAXWELL LABS INC SAN DIEGO CA
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The objective of this research was to develop a 100-kV pulse-discharge capacitor, with a minimum life of 2500 discharges at 90 percent reversal, at an energy density of approx. 5 joulescu. in. Data obtained before the start of the present program had indicated that Mylar-foil capacitors would have a life in excess of 10,000 shots at 5 joules cu. in. in circuits where voltage reversal was small. From the practical standpoint of building large pulsed high voltage systems we feel that the stated requirement of 90 percent reversal is overly severe, and recommend that the requirement be for a capacitor rated for 50 to 75 percent reversal which will not be damaged by an occasional 90 percent reversal. Author
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