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Re: 11 foot arc right off the bat

Original poster: Vardan <vardan01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Over current is my guess...

I would think the "peak current" might have blown an internal strap interconnecting the sections.

Or...  The "RMS current" overheated the whole thing and blew the case apart.

You could probably figure it out by digging into the remains...

Better get an MMC ;-))



At 02:19 PM 5/14/2006, you wrote:
That Maxwell looks just like mine, it blew the same way last week! What a mess!

Anyone have any thoughts if this failure mode is due to over-voltage or over-current?


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Subject: Re: 11 foot arc right off the bat

Original poster: "David Rieben" <drieben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Was the crack of the case of the 50 KV Maxwell
caused by internal failure or a drop on the concrete?

David Rieben

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Subject: 11 foot arc right off the bat

>Original poster: "miles waldron" <mileswaldron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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