Re: A 20 kV DC tank supply

Original Poster: Scott Stephens <Scott2-at-mediaone-dot-net> 

At 02:04 PM 12/14/98 -0700, you wrote:

>What the advantage of a DC supply, if it is not used to integrate many
cycles of a power supply to charge a cap to a higher voltage than would
otherwise possible.  

Improved power factor
Improved phase balancing
More consistent firng voltage
Simplified charge current control (no variac or ballast)
2X increase in transformer voltage

>I should also point out that DC resonant chargers are the standard 
>method for charging caps in high rep-rate, high reliability applications 
>such as radars and even linear accelerators. -GL

Radar and linac's are DC appliances.

Yes, and for good reason!