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Subject: Re: 100 kV technique
Date: Feb 25, 7:20 pm
Poster: Jim Lux

On Feb 25, 7:20 pm, Jim Lux wrote:

>The issue is how much the packages outgas. That means you pretty much need ceramic packages, which kicks the cost way up.

Not necessarily.. plastic parts in space, where outgassing is an issue, are becoming more common (although the reliability and parts guys are screaming real loud, but I think that's because of lack of "flight experience", rather than outgassing performance)

>This is so; I had forgotten about that issue. You'd have to find a better way to cool the supply, say by streaming cold dry N2 from the top of a dewar through the supply.

Except that the transformer and diode stacks are immersed in oil...