Some of you are asking me to post an instructable about how to make an high voltage power supply to power the Marx Generator on this instructable
Well, here is the instructable you have been waiting for!
The device we are going to use to make a power supply for the Marx Generator is called Cockroft-Walton Voltage Multiplier
, now that is a lot of words, so what most other people call it is what we are going to call it, the Voltage Multiplier
This one is a different design from the one I used for my Marx Generator, I was going to post the other design, however, it was quite difficult to build, so I came up with this new design.
The new design has more advantaged over the old design, I will explain them:
- Easy to build
- More efficient
However, the new design has one disadvantage, it requires mains electricity, but that is not very much a problem, we can just add fuse (and safety resistors if you want). At least it is easier to build!Disclaimer:
This project is very dangerous to operate, it generates high voltages (6000 volts). Please do not attempt to build this voltage multiplier unless you are familiar with high voltage. I am NOT responsible what ever happens to you and others with this voltage multiplier.