November 12, 2012

High Voltage exploration – Going back to the roots

Filed under: To blow your mind — VIP @ 05:02

At this point I am not sure what determines the rate at which the capacitor charges. I suspect that diodes may leak in reverse and cause energy to be lost. So I decided to go back to the roots and make a circuit that consists of many diodes that are connected in series and see if this circuit could power a load directly, without a capacitor or with enough current to keep the capacitor charged.

I can only judge by the time it takes to charge a capacitor so the light will blink when I close the switch.

I was very surprised to find that the circuit performs about as well as a circuit with only two diodes in the Avramenko Fork.

I also recently realized that I drew the Avramenko Fork diodes backwards in relationship to the rest of the circuit in my previous post!!! I will correct that soon. Thanks.


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