Picking the right AC transformer to drive a voltage multiplier?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by electronice123, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. electronice123

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    I have a project I am wanting to do using a AC transformer and a voltage multiplier to generate 20kV-30kV at low current for a lifter.

    I have enough info to build the multiplier but have read that after so many stages problems arise with the output voltage.

    I'm just wondering what I can use for a small AC transformer, or where I can get a small AC transformer to act as a step up/isolation transformer.

    Primary voltage will be 110V @ 5W max. I want the secondary to be at least 5kV, which will be fed to a 3 or four stage voltage multiplier.

    Can anyone give me any suggestions on this?
  2. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004