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Re: TC powered by LV Marx generator?
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Original poster: "J. Aaron Holmes" <jaholmes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I'll have to pick up some SIDACs and small caps and
tinker with this idea, then. Got a pole pig already.
Granted, I haven't used it in a TC, but someday I
will! Working on a PT-based coil right now. As for
the Marx-powered coil, that was my crack at an OLTC
kind of "transformerless" coil idea. I'm sure nobody
builds OLTCs because they can't find big HV
transformers :) Rather, they build them because of
their unique properties/construction.
--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Original poster: "Jim Lux" <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Subject: TC powered by LV Marx generator?
> > Original poster: "J. Aaron Holmes"
> > Whilst reading a couple of the few (and generally
> > lame) web sites about Marx generators, and having
> > some list traffic about OLTCs, I got to wondering
> > about a hybrid of the two ideas, specifically...
> > ...would it be possible to construct a
> > Marx generator using SIDACs or MOVs or something
> > instead of the traditional spark gaps in each
> MOVs have a high voltage drop (i.e. they're not like
> a spark gap that drops
> to a low voltage after firing) so they'd be
> inappropriate. The power
> dissipation would be huge, and the bank wouldn't
> erect like you want.
> SIDACs or avalanche transistors and such like have
> been used in the past for
> low voltage Marx type schemes.
> There are a fair number of charge in parallel
> discharge in series switching
> schemes around. I suspect that they all work, but
> are more complex and
> expensive than just buying a higher voltage
> transformer. If you're thinking
> about the <20kVA class of system, surplus pole
> transformers at a few hundred
> dollars is pretty hard to beat.
> Now, as an exercise in curiosity, though, you could
> build almost anything
> you want. It would certainly be interesting, and
> has some intriguing
> aspects.For instance, rather than an MMC with 10
> capacitors in series hooked
> to a multigap with 10 gaps in series, why not
> intertwine the two in a marx
> configuration, charged from a 2 kV source instead of
> a 20kV source. You'd
> probably want to use inductors rather than resistors
> in the charging chain.
> And, you'd need to pick your values carefully so
> that the current through
> the charging components isn't bigger than through
> your external primary.
> I believe one of the list posters had actually
> worked out a clever scheme
> using a segmented primary coil, taking the
> distributed idea even further.
> Maybe 3 or 4 years ago?
> > With a dozen or so stages, such a thing might be
> > to create a couple of kV from the 120-volt AC
> > Further, if such a thing *did* work, it would
> just beg
> > to be connected to a very small SGTC, with the
> caps in
> > the Marx doubling as the cap for the TC.
> > this would probably not provide for a coil with
> > continuous output, but it would be interesting
> > nonetheless.
> > I was going to post the Marx-related part of this
> > question to hvlist, but I have twice attempted to
> > subscribe to hvlist and failed (I send
> > mail and nothing happens). No word from Chip
> > either :(
> > 73,
> > Aaron, N7OE