Re: Voltage Multiplication Circuits

On Fri, 05 Nov 1999 08:11:26 -0700 Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> writes:
> 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 to
> total device emf from end to end, or just the difference between the 
> input
> 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!

I've never built one, but it is my understanding that the individual
value must withstand only the individual fraction the stage produces,
much like a Marx generator. And yes, it should remain true for both the
caps and the rectifiers.

Grayson Dietrich

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