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Arc Simulator for High Voltage Power Supply

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085412D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ernst, L: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The device, as depicted schematically provides a consistent method for testing simulated arcing across the output of high-voltage power supplies.

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Arc Simulator for High Voltage Power Supply

The device, as depicted schematically provides a consistent method for testing simulated arcing across the output of high-voltage power supplies.

The apparatus is comprised of timer 10 which is enclosed in a metal box. The output from the timer is outputted on terminals 12 and 14 via feedthrough capacitors 16 and 18, respectively. High-voltage relay 20 with an associated switch 22 is positioned within PLEXIGLAS* container 24. PLEXIGLAS container 24 is, in turn, housed within a grounded metal box 26. Metal box 26 is lined with RF absorptive ferrite tiles 28, so that there will be a minimum of reflection within the box 26 for relay coil 20 to pick up and transmit back into the logic of timer 10.

The coil of relay 20 is operably connected to terminals 12 and 14. Also, switch 22 is connected to terminals 30 and 32, respectively. The signals from terminals 30 and 32 are fed through copper wrapped connectors 34 and 36, respectively, to shielded cables 38 and 40.

In operation, high-voltage power supply 46 is connected to shielded cables 38 and 40 via connectors 42 and 44. By activating timer 10, switch 22 is closed and opened via relay 20 thereby effectuating arcing. * Trademark of Rohm & Haas Company

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