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Re: Cap discharge time: was: Re:NEW break-rate/power tests
On Mon, 8 Mar 1999, Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Marco Denicolai" <Marco.Denicolai-at-tellabs.fi>
>
> Reinhard,
>
> your statement is correct in these terms:
>
> a break rate of 4 kHz will allow the capacitor to discharge less than a 2
> kHz break rate. Break rates below 1 kHz will almost all allow the capacitor
> to completely discharge.
>
Isn't this dependent on your system topology? If you have a single cap in
your primary circuit, then this is true. Otherwise, as in a TCBOR
"equidrive" system with two caps, one on each leg, there is no direct
path for any residual DC to bleed off. The capacitor discharge would
totally be a function of your gap - if your gap stopped conducting while
there was substantial voltage left on the cap, the caps would stay
substantially charged.
Steve.