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Re: Bleed resistors for MMC caps

Original poster: "Mark Broker" <mbroker-at-thegeekgroup-dot-org> 

Each capacitor needs its own bleeder resistor.  Placing one large resistor 
across the MMC could lead to a condition in which capacitors in a string 
could be individually charged but yet maintains a net charge of zero.  I'm 
not certain what conditions these are, but I still think it's a very good 
idea to use individual bleeder resistors.

The transformer will actually short the entire capacitor when the power is 
removed anyway, so your relay wouldn't have much effect.

Mark Broke
Chief Engineer, The Geek Group

On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 18:27:59 -0600, Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:

>Original poster: Tom Wideman <twidem01-at-baker.edu>
>Instead of using some sort of bleed resistor....could you
>use a normaly closed contact off a solid relay?  So that
>when the circuit is off the relay redirects all gathered
>electrons to ground? Just a thought....tell me what you