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Thanks, that opens up some more possibilities.exxos wrote: ↑Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:29 amDielectric = insulation..
That is, it would take for example over 7,500 volts for it to arc though the insulation to whatever its next to ( such as anything metal etc). So you really want that figure as high as possible.
I don't know the voltages on those lopt's though, they can be as high as 30,000 volts, though generally around 18-22KV I think.. Don't exactly remember.
Though as it has a trippler, the lopt output voltage isn't likely going to be higher than 10,000 volts. So 7,500V (7.5KV) is probably OK between the lopt and tripler..
Though I don't really recommend splicing HV cables..
I don't really want to do splicing but I'm afraid I have no choice, no way I'm going to find a new LOPT+tripler set that's pre-wired like the original.
By the way, triplers don't have the fine wiring that LOPTs do, don't they? I suspect that may mean that triplers don't wear as fast as LOPTs do... At least so I hope. That would justify not replacing the tripler a bit more.
They are just a few diodes and capacitors..
I wouldn't cut any of the high voltage wiring, everything should be connectorized or it all comes as one piece. When your dealing with high voltage and you solder connections anything that comes to a point is a spot where arc's can occur.`