Re: Voltage Multiplication Circuits

THe latter... Each diode (or cap) needs to withstand 2V, where V is the
peak voltage from the AC source.

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> Subject: Voltage Multiplication Circuits
> Date: Friday, November 05, 1999 7:11 AM
> Original Poster: "jw" <jwhitmor-at-muscanet-dot-com> 
> I have a question about the capacitors in a Cockcroft-Walton
> style voltage multiplier circuit. Does the voltage rating need to exceed
> total device emf from end to end, or just the difference between the
> and output of each respective stage?  I assume whatever is true for the
> caps, is true for the
> rectifiers also (?).
> Thanks for all the help!