This section provides guidelines for designing and manufacturing reliable high- voltage power supplies. Guidelines are also included for evaluating high-voltage power supplies and identifying the transition parameters to get from conventional low-voltage power supply to high-voltage power supply characteristics.
This section is structured for shipboard, missile, airborne, space and general weapon system application. It addresses characteristics unique to high-voltage design; i.e., corona, insulating material stress and component stress.
High-voltage power supplies are subject to unique wear-out mechanisms not found in low-voltage power supplies.
Limitations are reviewed relative to the need for the criteria of a mature, efficient and reliable design.
These guidelines are organized as follows:
(1) Design for reliability
(2) Design verification
(3) Manufacturing considerations
(4) Environmental stress screening