Re: 8KV tank supply from microwave oven components (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 08:52:58 +0300
From: Marco Denicolai <marco-at-vistacom.fi>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: 8KV tank supply from microwave oven components 

At 20:59 20/05/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Problems do exist. Diode multipliers generally tend to blow up unless
>you have payed enough consideration for transients. Most often problem
>is to forget that a short circuit at output  etc. may lead to large
>in diodes. 

Since my job is with low-current, high-speed digital logic circuits, I am
rather easy to get fooled by very-simple high-current circuits.
But can you please show me the dangerous current path that will blow the
diodes when the output terminals are short-circuited ?
In my opinion that will happen with a traditional diode-capacitor power
supply but not with my configuration.

>Stored capasitor energy is also dissipated somewhere when
>the output short-circuits.

Isn't it the primary that place?

>Nice to see yet another Finn on the list :)

Well, well. Italian born, moved to Finland 7 years ago, speaking finnish
for real, writing finnish to make other to laught. That's me.


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