Cockcroft Walton Multiplier questions?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by electronice123, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. electronice123

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Can a CW multiplier be driven with a pulsed DC signal?

    Is it possible to short out a CW multiplier's output without having a large voltage drop?

    Can a CW multipler be used to charge a larger capacitor at a constant voltage?
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    1. No - gotta be AC

    2. Voltage drop where? Shorting the output will certainly remove that voltage.

    3. No. Charging proceeds at a constant rate, but only to some final voltage that can be controlled by the magnitude of the driving voltage.