Accession Number:

AD0811667

Title:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MYLAR HIGH-VOLTAGE CAPACITOR.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 18 Feb 66-22 Feb 67,

Corporate Author:

MAXWELL LABS INC SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1967-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE