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Re: Crockcroft Capacitors

Original poster: "Mike Harrison by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <mike-at-whitewing.co.uk>

C-W multipliers don't have any particularly onerous requirements for
the caps, compared to marx generators or tesla coils, so pretty mucg
any type will usually work well. Obviously at higher frequencies,
things like inductance and stray capacitance will become an issue, but
you'll porbably have problems with diodes before you need to worry too
much about caps. 
Theonly other possible issue is damage tolerance - a short or spark on
the output could cause a very high current pulse, which could perhaps
damage particularly fragile caps (e.g. very thin metallised plastic).

On Tue, 14 May 2002 13:01:48 -0600, you wrote:

>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
>I am wondering if mylar capacitors will work just as well as ceramic 
>capacitors when used in a Crockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier. I imagine 
>that they would, but I would just like to have theopinions of some of my 
>other high voltage peers. Thanks, Richard