Compact Rapid Capacitor Charger for Mobile Marx Generator Applications

A. V. Bilbao, S. B. Bayne

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to show the work being performed to develop a compact rapid capacitor charger suitable to charge Marx banks to voltages ranging between 5 kV to 10 kV. The capacitor charger is being constructed with mobility in mind; for this reason it is powered using a series of high current lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries. A brief description of the different system components is presented to familiarize the reader with rapid capacitor chargers. Additionally, a sketch of the proposed system packaging is shown along with a calculation of the proposed system's volumetric density. This figure is of paramount importance in mobile applications. Results of the preliminary tests are discussed outlining the performance achieved while charging test capacitor banks. Future improvements to the system will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science, PPPS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538679692
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event2019 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science, PPPS 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 29 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Volume2019-June
ISSN (Print)2158-4915
ISSN (Electronic)2158-4923

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science, PPPS 2019
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period06/23/1906/29/19

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