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Re: [TCML] Odd VTTC Streamer Behavior

-----Original Message-----
>From: futuret@xxxxxxx
>Sent: Oct 21, 2008 2:06 PM
>To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [TCML] Odd VTTC Streamer Behavior
>When I tried using a an 8kV rated mica transmitting cap
>with a 6kVAC power supply, the transmitting cap failed.
>So that may give some idea of what voltage ratios can
>be withstood in a VTTC.  Of course each VTTC maybe
>slightly different, etc.

6kV * 1.414 pk/rms = 8.5kV > 8kV..

It's overvoltaged by a bit, but there's probably some margin in the rating on the mica cap, at least voltage wise. OTOH, if you're looking at some kVAC RMS riding on top of a DC or line frequency offset, you could have twice that much. How much current were you passing through it? 

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