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Re: [TCML] MMC and max voltage ratings

In a message dated 3/26/08 2:33:22 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
shobley@xxxxxxxxxx writes:

If the  NST puts out 12 kV, is it better to arrange the MMC caps in 12 kV  
configuration, or buy a few more and make sure that the voltage rating of the  
MMC is (significantly) in excess of the NST output?

Teslamap tells me  that the optimum static spark gap MMC is 9.3nF - which is 
16 of the caps in  series, giving a voltage of 32  kV.


Hi Steve,
A 12 kV (RMS) NST puts out peaks of 12 x sqrt(2)=16.97 kV, so if you do not  
buy more, you WILL have to buy more %-)  32 KV is a good safety  margin.
Matt D.

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