[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: New Coil

Original poster: "Gerald  Reynolds" <gerryreynolds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Maybe, if there is anything left of that maxwell that exploded, Terry could look at it and learn something. Or maybe a good maxwell could be tested to destruction to learn of the failure modes. If one knew what kind of internal cap was used to make these maxwells, maybe one could do a test on that instead. Anyone out there with a bad maxwell that could be taken apart???

Gerry R

Original poster: Esondrmn@xxxxxxx

I have not had one of the Maxwells apart. I have inspected the construction of a commercial capacitor manufactured by Condenser Products. As you would expect, they are made of several smaller sections in series and oil filled. I guess the question we would like answered is are these Maxwell caps as bullit proof (i.e. underrated, over built) as the mmc caps that Terry put to the destructive testing? Maybe they are as I still haven't heard of anyone blowing one up. I don't think the typical oil filled caps are self healing. Maybe the first puncture contaminates the oil and leads to full scale destruction? That is how it seems to be on the home made poly / aluminum flashing oil filled caps that I have built.

Ed Sonderman