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[AMPS] Maxwell paper caps - specs and polarity?

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Subject: [AMPS] Maxwell paper caps - specs and polarity?
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Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 18:47:16 -0500

On Sat, 20 Feb 1999 06:01:09 -0800 Rich Measures <>
>>I recently purchased a Maxwell paper cap from Bob Grinell of Surplus
>>Sales but he is unable to provide the full specs for the unit.
>>The cap is 42uF at 5Kv, Maxwell part number 30633.
>?  I would inspect the area around the marking with a magnifier.  Some 
>laser and photoflash-service caps which were originally marked:  
>4.5kV-peak  have been partially erased to read "5kV"  . .  The safe 
>working-V of a 4500v laser-service cap. is a bit under 3kV.  
>-  cheers

And that is often the maximum rating for ham service.  The typical laser
discharge cap is fine at half the voltage ratings when using in series.
Watch out for Peter Dahl versions at SSN prices..

73  Carl   KM1H
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