Re: Capacitor problems
Quoting Ed Sonderman:
> I had the system running at low power (about 10,500 volts and
> 15 amps into the primary of the pole pig) for tuning purposes.
> All of a sudden, I lost most of the primary current and the
> gaps would hardly fire. This weekend I took the system apart
> and checked the gaps and looked for any signs of shorts. I
> did not see any problems. Then I fired up the pole pig as a
> jacobs ladder to test the pig. Everything still looked ok,
> lots of hot sparks from the pig. I think my Condenser
> Products cap has failed.
> But the lack of primary current suggests the cap has gone open-
> circuit??? What about the chokes etc.?
Yeah, sometimes a failed bypass cap will do the same thing. But
do let us know.
... If all else fails... Throw another megavolt across it!
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