high dc voltage

would like to convert 110 volts a/c @ 60 Hz, to 500000 dc volts thanks for the help in Circuit components.

by Adamkenaio
December 25, 2021

2 Answers

Answer by vanderghast

Check the ElectroBoom video about doing exactly that. Don't kill yourself. That guy is an expert, and it is not his first project.

+1 vote
by vanderghast
December 25, 2021

Answer by Adamkenaio

Hello Vanderghast Happy Holidays, thanks for reply, however, I tried to open the (ElectroBoom)video but I was getting an error, It would not load. Thanks again for your help.

+1 vote
by Adamkenaio
December 26, 2021


for the Marx generator. It is strongly SUGGESTED to not try it at home.

You may also check the whole suite that ElectroBoom did on high voltage. No need to redo all that, at home.

by vanderghast
December 26, 2021

And remember that if air gap is not a proper electrical insulation, since there is an electrical arc, then your own insulation against the ground should be even greater, or you become the conductor. If that does not make sense, better to not try the experimentation. But if it makes sense, I hope you prefer to watch it in the video, rather than to risk a mere 5 seconds of "glory" for which you will have to pay really too much.

by vanderghast
December 26, 2021

Thanks for your advice I value it and it is in place however I have worked with high voltage sources many times and I had my share of getting Zapped because I do work with high tension voltage(ignition systems and magnetos) . but never the less it is a good safety measure to warn people since you do not know about their background and your advice is well received, thanks again for your help, however, what I am looking for is a high voltage source with a goo amperage support, also would like to see the values of transformers , caps diodes , and so on whatever is in the circuit designed, like an electric arc welder. Thanks .

by Adamkenaio
December 26, 2021

Don't assume that 500kv from a spark coil or something similar is the same as 500kv from a power system transmission line.-- It is not! Many years ago I investigated an accident in which a workman contacted a 110 kv transmission line and survived with a very bad burn; I think that the main reason I was assigned the investigation job was that it did not kill him. The difference is is that a spark coil voltage collapses as soon as a very little current flows while a power transmission line holds its voltage up with hundreds of amps flowing.

by Foxx
January 09, 2022

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