Thanks for bringing this up. The capacitors and diodes need to handle
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the peak to peak input voltage which of course means they need to
handle more than that for reliability.
On Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:37:04 -0300, you wrote:
Sticking up my nose...
It grabbed my attention that Sam mentioned in his initial post he'd be
using 3kV caps and I`m confused about that...
Isn't it that the capacitors need to withstand the peak-to-peak voltage
(i.e. 5kV) ?
As I saw it, I got doubtful if it's the peak voltage or peak-to-peak...
If it's peak-to-peak, I suppose he need to use - at least - 6.8kV caps.