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Battel Engineering, Inc.
10020 North 58th Street
Scottsdale, AZ  85253
office: (480) 991-9747
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email: bateng@earthlink.net

71. 25,000 Volt X-Ray Source Power Supply Under Test

Battel Engineering, under contract to NASA Ames Research Center, has developed an ultra-miniaturized high voltage power supply for use in x-ray spectroscopy applications. The design can deliver 5 watts with 75% efficiency. The vertical “striped pipe” on the test bench is a 35 kV resistive load that is operated in combination with the vacuum tube modulator in the foreground. The load uses special insulation and field control methods to allow corona-free operation at full voltage in open-air.

 

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