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First prototype PCB-based hexacap

Posted 21st July 2014 at 11:59 PM by abraxalito

Seeing as building hexacaps with wire is very time consuming, I'm investigating ways to get the production cost down. Here's my first attempt at a PCB hexacap, using 2oz copper - I did the layout on EasyEDA - Web-Based EDA, schematic capture, spice circuit simulation and PCB layout Online

Once I've ironed out the minor errors on the groundfill I'll make the PCB public so anyone can order up their own. There are 127 caps on this board giving a 50Hz capacitive reactance just under 8mohms.
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    Hey,

    Have you build any other models for different capacitance values?
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    Posted 28th November 2015 at 05:57 AM by jayrogers1306 jayrogers1306 is offline
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    The PCB accepts any 10mm diameter capacitor so its not for any particular capacitance value. I'm currently building a 100V one with 100uFs for example.
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    Posted 6th December 2015 at 11:40 AM by abraxalito abraxalito is offline
 
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