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Subject: Re: pulse mode operation
Date: Oct 29, 09:01 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On Oct 29, 09:01 am, Richard Hull wrote:

>Third: does anyone here have experience with rapid fire Marx generators? I want to build a setup with a Marx generator firing on order of 100 Hz, at about 300-400 J per pulse, with a peak voltage of approximately 600 kV. Could you also suggest a supplier of high voltage caps?

Wow! You are ambitious! I suspect that will wain when costs are examined. If not, then you are in for a wild ride. I have over 13 years of experience with 10KW and higher Tesla coil systems! They use no more than 5-10 joules per pulse and rep rates up to 300 hz and they are a bear to insulate and deliver stable enegy to.

Caps can be custom made (sorry, will have to be custom made) by any number of distributors such as Maxwell, NWL (my favorite), or Hippotronics. Be prepared for about 500-1000 bucks per capacitor.

I would limit myself to 100kv if I were you. The cross section for D-D doesn't improve much after that.

Good luck and let us know just as soon as you are on line with this monster.

Richard Hull