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Re: [TCML] Charging a cap to 63% V

On 3/19/12 12:37 PM, Gary Lau wrote:
NST's can behave in unexpected ways with regard to power processed, vs.
applied voltage and capacitive load.  I performed an experiment to
determine the optimum capacitor value for 15/30 and 15/60 NST's, at 120V
and max Variac (~135V) input voltage.  The experiment
and results are documented at

Interesting sets of data..

On the first test, what was the AC voltage (you said Variac at Max, but what was that?)

I note that the power increase is about what I'd expect if it's putting out 135V vs 120V (that is, the power is P120*(135/120)^2)

At least for small capacitances.
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