Daily Archives: October 6, 2010

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Reliable Firing Achieved

Shot 9-09-10-02

Firing all switches repeatedly and reliably On September 29, we finally achieved repeatable firing of all attached capacitors. That day, and on September 30 and October 1, we fired all eight attached capacitors in 11 successive shots with only three pre-fires. While last month we thought that we had the switch problem under control, we had…

Switch Problem Resolved


In late August, we received the higher voltage DC power supply for the trigger, which allowed us to increase the voltage of the HV power supply that charges the trigger from 17 to 20 kV. By increasing the charging voltage of the capacitors from 27 kV to 31 kV, we were able to get the total voltage…