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RE: Marx Generator (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 22:26:52 -0400
From: Scott Bogard <teslas-intern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Marx Generator (fwd)

     As it has been said, a Marx generator charges caps in parallel, and 
discharges them in series.  A Tesla coil produces HV by resonance.  Perhaps 
you would like a basic definition of resonance as it applies to a TC.  
Whenever you have a capacitor and an inductor in series (one charges through 
voltage, and the other through current) they send energy back and forth at a 
frequency, determined by the values C and L (capacitance and inductance) 
which causes incredible voltages to be generated, at a certain frequency.  
This HV, generated by resonance, transmits energy, by "transformer coupling" 
to the secondary system (coil "inductor" and top load/ground "capacitor") 
and by adjusting the primary coil length or "inductance" you match the 
frequency of the primary resonant system with the secondary resonant system, 
and get oober high voltage out of the secondary.  A Marx generator is much 
simpler as you can see.  I hope I made things a little clearer for you (and 
not confused you more!)
Scott Bogard.

>From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
>To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: RE: Marx Generator (fwd)
>Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 06:59:29 -0600 (MDT)
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>Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 08:26:44 -0400
>From: "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau@xxxxxx>
>To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: RE: Marx Generator (fwd)
>No, they're not at all similar beyond both having capacitors and spark
>gaps.  A Marx generator has many capacitors that are charged in parallel
>and discharged in series.  So if there are 12 stages with each capacitor
>charged to 10kV, the output will be 120kV.  In a Tesla Coil, there is
>only one capacitor and one spark gap, and the gap discharges the cap
>into the primary inductor.  The higher secondary voltage comes about by
>virtue of the primary-to-secondary inductance ratios, not by addition of
>multiple capacitor stages.
>Regards, Gary Lau
> > From: Langer Giv'r <transworldsnowboarding19@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Marx Generator
> >
> > 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
> > 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
> > tank circuit essentially the same thing as a marx generator?  Correct
>me if
> > I have the theory of marx generators wrong.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Daniel