Voltage multiplier info (Cockroft-Walton especially)

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Voltage multiplier info (Cockroft-Walton especially)

Postby earthtonesaudio » 05 Feb 2009, 20:12

A recent quest for power (DC power for a stompbox, that is) led me to all sorts of info on voltage multipliers and I thought I'd share the results here.

Voltage multipliers in general:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltage_multiplier

Cockroft-Walton on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockcroft-Walton_generator

Lots of different ways of connecting the parts shown here:
http://www.techlib.com/files/voltmult.pdf

Neat-o little Javascript calculator:
http://www.cosmicrays.org/muon-cockroft ... lation.php


I still don't understand all the subtleties, but I find this stuff fascinating so hopefully others here will also.
rocklander wrote:hairsplitting and semantics aren't exactly the same thing though.. we may need two contests for that.
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