1,200 Amps

19 02 2011

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I wanted to look at the current flowing into the coils from the coil powersupply.

I passed the coil current through this ammeter shunt resistor. 100 mV =  100 A.

With the capacitors triggered at 400 V, we see a > 1,200 A current spike lasting about 10 ms:

That’s some current!!!

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5 responses

20 02 2011
Don Cox

Those capacitors ought to be covered with a piece of Plexiglas or something. You could get a lethal shock from them very easily.

20 02 2011
Mark Suppes

I’ll do that today!

20 02 2011
Cautious

It would only take a dropped spanner or screwdriver across that capacitor bank buzz-bar to blow up the whole lab … I’ve tried to tell him before.

22 08 2011
Coil Power Supply: Current Measurements « Prometheus Fusion Perfection

[...] Previously I measured 1,200 amps going through the coils with the capacitors charged to 450V. [...]

25 10 2012
Storm Copper

We love your expirements, but PLEASE be safe!

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