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[Amps] Oil-caps delating 2/3 ratings?

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Subject: [Amps] Oil-caps delating 2/3 ratings?
From: "Han Higasa" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 19:02:47 +0900
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Recently an old man told me that all of the caps are energy storage jobs
and they are usually derated for continuous duty to about 2/3 rating.
I thank him very much.

I am using cheap 32uF 4500V GE non-pcb caps.
Should I use it at 3000V maximum? 
Fortunately I am using this potential level now.
If someone use 16uF 7500V Arioso caps like Henry,
maximum working voltage should be 5000V?

Would you please tell me the reason for the "2/3 derating" 
practically when using them for our linear amps?

For a long time I had a question why GE had not indicate working 
voltage and test voltage but only "4500V".

Additionally anyone did a destructive/non-destructive test on it?
Seemingly they are sustainable at 5kV, but if the number 2/3 work
their life should be very short.

de Han JE1BMJ
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