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From: John Popelish
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Subject: Re: Inductor used in 110v to 15v
References: <3DE81288.C85DE010@rica.net> <3DE844C3.C7D7AA34@rica.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 05:50:14 GMT
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> "John Popelish" wrote in message
> > total something like 3/4 farad total. You might be tempted to get one
> > of those 1 farad, 20 volt electrolytics, but I doubt they have a 30 amp
> Yes, as a matter of fact I was going to throw a few 1/2 farad caps together but if you think this is a bad idea then I'll go with
> your suggestion. I guess it's better to have more smaller cells than fewer larger cells. Too bad, this is one thing that I can get
> on the cheap.
I'm as cheap as the next guy. Try a couple of them. As long as your
load is well below 70 amps, you should not have any problem, except
that they might get a bit warm. Keep in touch with their temperature.
I assume that you do not to operate this supply at full load for hours
at a time, with no chance to cool off.
> Will the computer grade caps inherently have the greater ripple current rating?
High ripple current capability (low internal resistance and large
surface area to get rid of heat) is part of their design.
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