Protection of Large Capacitor Banks

J. C. Sprott and T. W. Lovell
Physics Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706
(Received 22 October 1982; accepted for publication 30 March 1983)


Large capacitor banks, as unded in many pulsed plasma experiments, are subject to catastrophic failure in the event of a chort in the output or in an individual capacitor. Methods are described for minimizing the damage and down time caused by such a failure.

Ref: J. C. Sprott and T. W. Lovell, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 896-897 (1983)

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