I'll be adding

~~R-CR~~ C-RC [edit: oops] snubbers to all the secondary windings in the BeePre and Kaiju. The

~~CR~~ RC is a resistor and capacitor in series. The capacitor is 150nF (0.15 uF).

Can I simply calculate the capacitive reactance of the cap at 60 Hz and add it to the resistance of the R? And then calculate the voltage dropped across the R by plugging the cap reactance and the resistance into the equation for volatge dividers? Or do I need to learn something about phase angles and get into complex/imaginary numbers? I'm hoping to defer learning that stuff to some later date.

If I did the math right, the reactance of a 150 nF cap @ 60 Hz is about 17.7 Kohms, making all the r values irrelevant for calculating current (the snubber resistor values range from 8R to 164R). And that means that the peak current through the RC across the Kaiju HV secondary will be approx. (1.4 * 160)/17,700 = approx. 13mA.

Treating the cap reactance as a simple resistance and plugging it and 95R (Kaiju HV snubber resistor value) into the voltage divider formula suggests that approx. 159 of the 160 VACrms will be dropped by the cap, and less than 1 VAC rms will be dropped across the resistor - roughly, 0.85V. Which in turn suggests that the resistor will dissipate about 11 mW. So I'll need a heavy duty cap but light duty resistor.

Does that makes sense, or am I way off (once again)?

many thanks in advance, Derek