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Small polypropylene cap for flash tube drive?

Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by Lostgallifreyan, Jan 20, 2007.

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  1. Please can someone advise me what the catch is here? There might be one...

    RS Components ( part order code 616-7783
    PHE448 pulse capacitor,10uF, 1600Vdc

    It seems these will be very fast to dump a charge, and handle high
    currents, suggesting that buying their SSM of ten would make a VERY cheap
    way to make a variable bank for driving a YAG laser rod, yet small lasers
    like the SSY-1 rangefinder YAG use much bigger axial capacitors for a given

    Are these small radial types bad for this use, and if so, why?
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