Technical Data

The intent of this set of web pages is to provide a set of technical data, equations, and online calculators commonly used in engineering associated with high voltage, pulsed power, and power conditioning hardware.

Although every attempt has been made to correctly list these data and equations, some errors may still exist.  If you believe that an error exists or if you have other suggestions, then please send an e-mail message including your name and suggestion to

Attenuator Circuits and Calculator
Circuit and equations for T-pad, matched impedance, signal attenuators.

Bare Copper Wire
Diameter, cross-sectional area, weight per 1000 feet, and resistance per 1000 feet for solid bare copper wire from 0000 AWG to 56 AWG.

Brooks Coil and Calculator
Equations related to calculating the inductance of a Brooks coil (the geometry typically associated with the highest inductance for a given length of wire).

Capacitance Formulas
Capacitance equations for common geometries (parallel plate and coaxial).

Capacitor Lifetime Equations
Equations related to estimating capacitor lifetimes.

Coaxial Cable Data
Construction data on 35 commonly used coaxial cables including dielectric material, center conductor and shield makeup, outside diameter, nominal impedance, capacitance and inductance per foot, and RMS voltage rating.

Equations related to pulsed power diagnostics (including current or b-dot loops, Rogowski coils, current transformers).

Dielectric Materials
Data associated with common dielectric materials.

Electric Field Enhancement Equations
Equations for the maximum electric field associated with eleven different common geometries.

Fuse Equations
Data and equations associated with conductor fusing (Preece’s Law).

Impedance Formulas
Impedance equations for common geometries (parallel plate and coaxial).

Inductance Formulas
Inductance equations for common geometries (parallel plate, coaxial, and wire loop).

Liquid Resistors
Data associated with liquid resistor solutions (copper sulfate, ammonium chloride, sodium chloride, and sodium thiosulfate).

Magnetic Materials
Parameters associated with common magnetic materials.

Magnetic Switching
Equations related to magnetic switch design.

Marx Generators
Design details associated with Marx Generators.

Mechanical Screw Data
Mechanical screw thread data for both coarse and fine thread screws from size 0 to 1 inch including threads per inch, major and minor diameters, and lead angle.

Physical Constants
22 Fundamental physics constants.

Pulse Forming Networks and Calculator
Equations related to Pulse Forming Network (PFN) design.

Resistive Charging / Discharging
Equations related to RC charging (or discharging).

Reference Documentation
A list of valuable references and texts related to high voltage, pulsed power, and  power conditioning.

Resistivity (in micro-ohm-cm and in ohms per million feet) and the temperature coefficient of resistance for 46 pure metals and 28 metal alloys.

Resistor Color Code and Calculator
Standard resistor color code.

Resistor Standard Values
Standard resistor values for 0.1%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 1%, 2%, 5%, and 10% resistors.

Resonant Charging
Equations related to resonant charging (CLC charging from one capacitor to another).

Series RLC Circuit Equations
Equations related to a series RLC circuit discharge.

Waveform RMS and Average Values
RMS and average values for 8 common waveforms.

Rogowski Profile Electrodes
Rogowski and other uniform electric field electrodes.

Solenoid Inductor Formulas
Equations to calculate the inductance of a solenoid.

Skin Depth and Calculator
Equations to calculate the high frequency resistance of conductors due to skin effect.

Splitter/Adder Circuits and Calculator
Circuit and equations for 3-5 port, matched impedance, signal splitter/adders.

Surfaces and Volumes
Equations to calculate the surface area and volume of 7 common geometries.

Toroid and Calculator
Equations to calculate the inductance of a toroid.

Transmission Line
Standard transmission line equations.

Water Cooling and Calculator
Equations to calculate the temperature rise of cooling water for a given flow rate and power dissipation.

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