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Saturday 1 October 2011

Marx Generator + NST

My Marx Generator gives pretty juicy sparks, but at about 1 every 2-3 seconds from a Flyback
transformer, it's not the most intimidating. Not a lot of power can be gotten from a Flyback (except
perhaps in ZVS mode).

So I hooked it up to a beefier 15kV supply - a Neon Sign Transformer rated at almost a Kilowatt. A
couple of microwave oven diodes rectified the AC into the necessary DC.

Check out the results...

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