On 02/28/12 08:42 PM, Jim Barber wrote:
> I have a 3KV, 2A CCS transformer, and 32uf of filter. What's the current
> state of argument for appropriate bleeder current? The last time this
> came up I seem to remember seeing everything from "HV safety bleed off
> only" up to a rather high number.
> So... 100 ohms per DC volt? That would work out to a convenient 400K,
> which could be four 100K in series, each with 1KV or so across them.
> Jim N7CXI
My own thinking is that if it drops to 50 V within 30 s then it is OK. I've no
idea if there's any ISO/IEEE standard for it, but to me 50 V is unlikely to
cause any problems (although I believe people have been electrocuted with
and 30 s is a reasonable period to wait.
Dropping the voltage to safe levels within 2 s seems to be a bit over the top
me. If anyone is using HV supplies, they should know it is would be unwise to
put ones fingers inside 2 s later.
Obviously, the faster you make it safe, the more power you must dissipate. To
at least, 30 s and 50 V are "reasonable" values.
Others will no doubt disagree.
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