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  • High Voltage Power Supply For Marx Generator

    Hello, I built this power supply for my marx generator, but it only sparked every thirty seconds. On adding another stage {two capacitors} it sparked every twenty or so seconds, over a spark gap of a couple of millimeters. I then added two capacitors rated for 4KV, and it sparked every twenty seconds, with much brighter sparks. I connected it to my marx generator and my marx generator sparked every four or five seconds over a maximum spark gap of about half a centimeter to one centimeter. The voltage is onvuiously not enough. Could someone please tell me how to make this multiplier spark more frequently? Thank you.

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  • TheLightningConductor commented on Plasmana's instructable Build a simple Marx Generator9 months ago
    Build a simple Marx Generator

    Hello PLasmana, thank you for the instructable! My Marx generator is pictured below. I built your power supply, but it sparked only every thirty seconds, so I was forced to find another power source for the generator. The mosquito bat pictured outputs about 2.5 kilovolts.. Also, I bought variable resistors by mistake instead of the normal ones. They work fine, though.

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  • TheLightningConductor commented on TheLightningConductor's forum topic Diy Spot Welder11 months ago

    I also found this- http://www.ebay.com/itm/220v-12V-1-5W-output-Voltage-Isolation-Dry-Type-Transformer-Toroidal-Tube-/201379530624?hash=item2ee327c780:g:O8oAAOSwMmBVkP4s

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/115V-230V-Audio-Power-Fila...http://www.ebay.com/itm/220v-12V-1-5W-output-Volta...I found these two as well.

    Hello, could I use a current transformer like this one-http://www.ebay.com/itm/OMRON-E54-CT1-CURRENT-TRAN...According to wikipedia, these transformers consist of a single ring as a core, and wire wrapped around it is the secondary. A copper bar is the primary. Could I try powering such a transformer backwards? From what I can see, the core appears to be quite large, and can sustain a large magnetic field.Please forgive my obvious naivete. Thank you.

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  • TheLightningConductor commented on TheLightningConductor's forum topic Diy Spot Welder11 months ago

    Thank you again, downunder35m. Your comments have been very helpful. There are some stores in my area which contain old and unused appliances, metal, etc. I will check there. As for the cable, I believe I already have some that might work. I will have to, of course, confirm that based on the core I manage to obtain.

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  • TheLightningConductor commented on TheLightningConductor's forum topic Diy Spot Welder11 months ago

    Firstly, I would like to thank you all for commenting.bravoechonovember1- 180 dollars is 11970 rupees. Which is way beyond my budget. Besides, I believe I will learn a lot building one.Downunder35m- For me, waiting for the transformer to cool down is really not an issue. I don`t want to weld anything fancy, just very thin sheet metal. However, if even a MOT won`t work, I will look up isolation transformers. I suppose mine would just overheat too quickly to do anything useful.Yonatan24-Thanks for the link! The transformers on there are definitely cheaper than what I have seen. I will attempt to select one from there.

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