Re: Voltage Multiplication Circuits

f you are refering to a cascade ladder multiplier, the components need to
be rated at _minimum_ the 0v to peakv of your ac input, I would recommend
triple to quad at the most for the caps and diodes if you want it to last
a long time.  At least, in my experience that is how it has worked out.

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!

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