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Re: rectifier stack experts?
Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
Check out the HV rectifiers at reasonable prices from K2AW Silicon Alley...
a web search should find him.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 4:58 PM
Subject: rectifier stack experts?
> Original poster: "Crow Leader by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Is anybody on this list mega-wise when it comes to designing a compensated
> rectifier stack? I had an amusing failure with 34 out of 40 rectifiers
> shorting out in my last "50kV per leg" bridge rectifier. While the diode
> vendors don't mind selling me more, they suggest looking into making some
> type of C or RC compensated string of diodes, possible even with MOVs, but
> don't really know about how to make one that will work the first time. I
> found one commercial vendor of such items, but it looks like what I want
> will be either $400 or $800 which is more than I'd like to spend on a
> component that sounds so simple, eventhough it may not be.
> I wish to rectify 15kV at 60Hz at a few hundred mA for now, but want it to
> handle several amps at the same voltage in the future.