Re: MMC equalizing resistors (fwd)

Grayson, do you mean bleed off or equalizing resistors?  I think the
general consensus regarding equalizing resistors is that at best they're
not useful and could even be detrimental.  I've run my EMMC for months
w/o them with no problems.   However, I would DEFINITELY recommend that
you use a bleed-off resistor across each cap in your MMC to quickly
bleed off any remaining charge after you power off the system.  For
this, I used 1/2W 10M resistors.

Hope this helps.


Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Tesla List <mod1-at-pupman-dot-com>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 21:08:56 -0400
> From: Grayson B Dietrich <electrofire-at-juno-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: MMC equalizing resistors
> Hello, listies,
> I think I may have made a bumbling error in what parts I've ordered for
> my first MMC attempt, in that, for some reason, I chose to order 1K
> resistors. What was I thinking? I now have 200 1K 1/2watt resistors paid
> for and on thier way...    ...and I'm thinking that each is about 1/100th
> of the resistance i should have ordered....
> so, just making sure that I'll need to order more R's of a different
> value.
> hmmmm.....   maybe If I connect them all in a series/parallel
> configuration I can make a pair of resistors for an RC protection
> circuit? 2K-at-50W each sounds alright. Non-inductive, too.  Maybe I'll
> immerse them in oil filled PVC chambers, so the voltage accross them will
> be less of a problem.
> Grayson Dietrich
> www.electrophile.8m-dot-com
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