## What is a Marx generator used for?

A Marx generator is a type of high voltage generator circuit. It is used to generate even higher voltage impulses from high voltage DC. A Marx generator is a circuit consisting of a resistor, a capacitor for high voltage, and a spark gap (electrode).

What is a febetron?

Febetron is a registered trade-mark derived from Field Emission Beta-Ray Device.

### Why Marx generator capacitors are charged in parallel but discharged in series?

The Marx generator circuit, shown in Figure 1 [20], is made of number of resistors and capacitors arranged in 4 stages to get higher voltages. The arrangement makes the capacitors to be charged in parallel and then discharge in series.

Why do we need spark gaps in impulse generator?

Spark gaps are frequently used to prevent voltage surges from damaging equipment. Spark gaps are used in high-voltage switches, large power transformers, in power plants and electrical substations.

## What is a trigatron gap?

A trigatron is a type of triggerable spark gap switch designed for high current and high voltage (usually 10–100 kV and 20–100 kA, though devices in the mega-ampere range exist as well). It has very simple construction and in many cases is the lowest cost high energy switching option.

What is normal voltage for a house?

110 volt
The most common electrical outlet in any home is a 110 volt.

### How many volts does a house use?

120 volts
The US standard household circuit has an effective voltage of about 120 volts, and voltage represents energy per unit charge.

Does a spark gap increase voltage?

The voltage requirement is directly proportional to the gap size. The larger the gap, the more voltage is needed to jump the gap. Most experienced tuners know that increasing the gap size increases the spark area exposed to the air-fuel mixture, which maximizes burn efficiency.

## Why control tripping is necessary in impulse generator?

The control over tripping enables us to trip the generate at a predetermined time. One way of doing this is by mounting the spark taps on a movable frame and by reducing the gap distance by moving the electrodes closer.

What is tripping of impulse generator?

Tripping of the impulse generator is effected by a trip pulse which produces a spark between the trigger electrode and the earthed sphere. Due to space charge effects and distortion of the field in the main gap, spark over of the main gap Fig. 3.27 applied for correct operation.