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Subject: Re: Using Higher voltages
Date: Dec 22, 7:19 pm
Poster: Pierce Nichols

On Dec 22, 7:19 pm, Pierce Nichols wrote:

>One of the advantages of a multiplier supply is that it is effectively power limited.. If the resistance of the load drops (or flashes over), the output voltage drops dramatically, and in any case, if the filter caps are small enough, the discharge transient won't melt anything.

Cool! I didn't know about that. I guess it's a matter of the characteristic impedance of the multiplier stack. Is there a relatively simple way to calculate that or do I have to experiment/use SPICE?