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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