Re: PFC's (fwd)

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Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 03:00:30 GMT
From: Jim Fosse <jim.fosse-at-bjt-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: PFC's (fwd)

>Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 16:55:50 -0500
>From: Kevin Wahila <wawa-at-spectra-dot-net>
>To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject: PFC's
>The reccomended voltage rating for PFC's is 3x to 4x the AC line
>voltage.  Well, I have some caps rated -at- 250VAC.  Is this sufficient?  I
>know it isn't 3x 120V but when we talk about tank caps we usually speak
>in terms of DCV ratings.  That's why the vlotage ratings are so high. 
>The caps I have are AC.

For transient protection so the cap doesn't short. It's probably a UL
(in the states) requirement.