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Re: Marx Generator (fwd)
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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 05:29:27 -0400
From: Dave Pierson <davep@xxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Marx Generator (fwd)
>Hi, I was just thinking of building a marx generator and was reading on the
>principal of it. I was thinking if a Marx Generator builds energy in the
>capacitors bank in parallel, then discharges all this energy through them in
>series, then isn't the Tank Capacitor and the Spark Gap in the Tesla Coil
>tank circuit essentially the same thing as a marx generator? Correct me if
>I have the theory of marx generators wrong.
Its the originator's name.
I would regard them as Marx Generators and Tesla systems as different.
A Marx generator does not use the 'transformer' effect, nor have any
resonance in its design.
One could, sort of, regard the LV end of a 'spark gap' Tesla Coil as
a single stage, non voltage increasing, Marx, but thats a bit thin.
If memory serves, Tesla coils are historically the older, by about