[chbot] High voltage batteries and electrolytic capacitors

Mark Atherton markaren1 at xtra.co.nz
Mon Oct 5 07:37:50 BST 2020

I was about to express concern about the type of insulator that your 
coffee table is constructed from (mica ?), but on second thoughts I 
might be better off asking if you charge the unit before going to bed at 
night. Might be good at catching burglars :)

On 5/10/2020 7:19 PM, Andy Gardner wrote:
> I have sitting on my coffeee table in front of me a very nice commercial 
> capacitor bank out of an inverter.
> EPCOS 1500uF 400V caps with balance resistors, in a 5p2s configuration 
> (800V). Is that useful for you?
> On 1/10/20 9:16 am, Peter Harris wrote:
>> General question: What is the rule of thumb for selecting the voltage 
>> of electrolytic capacitors?
>> Specific question: I am working with a Nissan Leaf battery, the 
>> absolute maximum pack voltage is 405V. Are 450V electrolytics likely 
>> to explode used at 405V?
>>    P

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