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

Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>

> >
> > I might also mention that a Marx bank will generate pulses that will
> > definitely cook electronic equipment.  It is MUCH nastier than a TC in
> > experience.  Nothing like very fast HV High current pulses with long
> > paths to EMP stuff into oblivion.
> I don't think the pulse will be different that the one from a
> regular TC. The way I see it is ; you have a bank of cap a spark
> gap and a primary in seri, often we use multi gap like in RQ gap
> If we use 4 stage of cap .08 uF 3KV when they discharge in seri
> it's the same thing than  one cap of .02 uF 12 KV with this
> arrangement we use 4 gaps, on RQ gap often we use 6 to 8 gaps.
> When you charge them your supply see a cap of .32 uF, if you take
> a single MOT to charge them: .32 uf at 2.5 KV = 1 Joule, I think
> the MOT have enough power to charge it. If you have 4 gap at .1"
> it's the same thing than one gap at .4" this circuit is a seri
> circuit and from what I know the order of elements in a seri
> circuit can change whit out difference in the result.

True enough, if you are driving the TC which is essentially an inductive
load.  I was referring more to using the Marx in a standalone mode, where
the load is very low inductance, so the rise time is fast.