[TCML] RE:RE(TCML) MOT to MMC
jimlux at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 15 16:55:08 MDT 2012
On 4/15/12 6:52 AM, vatercox at aol.com wrote:
> with regard to the schematic shown in
> http://scopeboy.com/tesla/tc2schem.html is there any reason why the
> four 1n4009 diode/snubber cap/ resistor chains cannot be replaced by
> four HVR 3xT or equivalent microwave oven diodes rated 9kv 500ma
> continous plus six microwave oven capacitor -two in the input (from
> the MOT) and four in the output of the voltage quadrupler -with
> appropriate bleeder resistors. Would this not make for a tidier
yep, that would work. most MO caps have built in bleeders by the way.
Most of the time, 1n5408 diodes are cheaper than MO diodes, though, even
if you string up 6 in series.
And you don't really need the parallel resistors and capacitors. That's
from back in the day when manufacturing tolerances weren't as good as
they are now. These days, the capacitors will have worse tolerances
than the diodes and will actually aggravate the situation by resulting
in uneven voltage distribution across the diodes.
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