Marx Generator (1.5 MV/1000 A current peak)

My second Marx Generator in action. An impulse generator is an electrical apparatus which produces very short high-voltage or high-current surges. One form is the Marx generator, after E. Marx who first proposed it in 1923. This consists of multiple capacitors that are first charged in parallel through charging resistors by a high-voltage, direct-current source and then connected in series and discharged through a test object by a simultaneous spark-over of the spark gaps. The impulse current generator comprises many capacitors that are also charged in parallel by a high-voltage, low-current, direct-current source, but it is discharged in parallel through resistances, inductances, and a test object by a spark gap.
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