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Re: what happens if i use a marx cap arrangement on a TC?

Original poster: "Christopher Boden by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <chrisboden-at-hotmail-dot-com>

>You CAN run a Marx at 120 Hz... With fast quenching gaps (say, in H2), you
>can run at 1000 pps. It's all in the charging circuit design (which is non
>trivial for high rep rate marxes...)
>The whole thing is, though, that TCs work just fine at the 10-20 kV level.
>The output from a TC is really determined by the energy stored in the
>primary cap. For a given amount of energy, it's going to be the same 
>size, weight, cost of caps regardless of voltage. In fact, as the voltage
>goes up, it gets less "efficient" (in a $,mass,volume/joule sense).  Higher
>voltages make sense if you need REALLY fast rise times (nanoseconds, or
>sub-microseconds, at least) where you want low C.  TC's aren't a fast rise
>time kind of device.
>That said, there is something to be said for doing something different than
>everybody else does.  Once you've got your vanilla TC running, try that

ok, but with a Marx it would still be pulsed DC into the tank circuit, 
right? How do you get the AC?

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