Marx Generator Demo

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High voltage cracks across a 6-inch air gap sounding like firecrackers going off. One of the many demos at the Seattle Makr Faire at EMP, September, 2015.

The voltage is generated by a Neon Sign Transformer generating somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-9KV, which is then stepped up via a Marx Generator by orders of magnitude to generate then hundreds of thousands of volts necessary to jump such a large air gap.

Beautiful and impressive, but also quite lethal!

More at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marx_generator
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