Info about Cockroft-Walton generator (multiplier). Answered
I'm making Cockroft-Walton generators again after some time and some problems I had, and I would like to ask some questions I couldn't answer by myself so I don't end breaking this new one I'm making.
Is it bad to run the multiplier with the sole intention of making arcs? Could the discharge end damaging the diodes? I've been running the ones I created with UF4007 diodes, which have a peak amperage of 30A, now I'm using two BA159 in series (so I can set the voltage up to 2kV), they have a peak amperage of 20A.
If yes I guess there's no easy solution for this, other than to reduce the discharge current or get beefier diodes.
Regarding to the previous question, does the whole capacitor array discharges when an arc strikes, or just the last/lasts one/ones?
Thanks for your time.