Category Archives: High voltage

Fuses In Power Electronics and Other Fuses – Isolation, Day 24

This video shows the different fuses, breakers, MCB, RCD, melting fuses and automatic fuses that I have. I started spring cleaning my work shop and I have come across so many components in various bins, boxes and drawers that I … Continue reading

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Future Projects, Teardowns and Power Electronics – Isolation, Day 22

A look into what the future brings of projects, teardowns and power electronics. Simple, complex, small and large, there will be it all, stay tuned!

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70 kV / 65 kW X-Ray System, Transformer and Inverter – Isolation, Day 12

I give an overview of a 65kW X-ray generator system for a 70 kV X-ray transformer. The fullbridge of 400A 1200V IGBT bricks makes for a powerful inverter to drive the ferrite cored high voltage transformer.

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High Voltage Transformers – Isolation, Day 9

I go through my collection of iron/ferrite core high voltage transformers. MOTs, OBITs, NSTs, PTs and X-ray transformers. Microwave Oven-, Oil burner ignition-, neon sign- potential- and x-ray transformers. I forgot to add the old and new flyback transformers I … Continue reading

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High Voltage Equipment Repair Queue – Isolation, Day 8

I show the most interesting high voltage gear and equipment that I need to repair. From manufacturers like Glassman, Haefely and others.

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High Voltage Equipment Catalog – Isolation, Day 1

I flip through the most interesting sections of #highvoltage gear and equipment from manufacturers like Sebamkt, Megger, Glassman and others. Denmark went into a 2 week corona virus lockdown today and this huge advertising material has been sitting on my … Continue reading

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AC vs DC fuses, high current, explosive destructive testing and theory

Littlefuse 300A 32VDC fuse destructive test Protistor 200A 690VAC fuse (naked) destructive test: Protistor 200A 690VAC fuse (housed) destructive test: High Voltage Fuse Teardown video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoW5iqfq4tA Semiconductor Fuse Applications Guide: https://ep-us.mersen.com/fileadmin/catalog/Literature/Brochures/BR-Semiconductor-Fuse-Applications-Guide-Brochure.pdf

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GE AMX-II, mobile 110kV X-RAY system teardown

Teardown of SCR inverter controller, driver and bridge for a General Electric mobile x-ray unit, the AMX-II. Features a 120V battery operated apparatus from 1979 which has a 60 Hz mains inverter and 500 Hz high voltage inverter. All analog … Continue reading

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5kJ capacitor bank fired at 12kVDC / 3.5kJ charge

Third experiment with the bank of 35 electrolytic capacitors connected in series. Results are better than theoretical estimate, which was 6000 A limited by ESR, so getting just over 7000 A is good, but the result is still a little … Continue reading

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5kJ capacitor bank fired at 2kJ charge

Second charge experiment with the bank of 35 electrolytic capacitors connected in series. The bank did however not get charged to more than 50% of its maximum holding charge, properly due to too weak power supply. More results will follow … Continue reading

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