From: "Neil Preston"
Subject: Re: Pentupler voltage multiplier info??
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Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 23:46:24 GMT
You should search for the term "voltage multiplier". Pentupler is not a
commonly used term for the circuit.
A ladder multiplier can provide 4x, 5x, 6x or higher levels of
multiplication. Of course, the multiples are theoretical, because of some
diode drops and losses in the capacitors. But at the low currents you are
describing it shouldn't be hard to come up with the voltage you need.
You might start here....
Check any textbook on electronics technology.... Malvino's Electronic
Principles has the circuit init.
Neil Preston, CET
npreston at geocities dot com
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Good Day All,
I'm looking for pentupler info. I know very little about them, but I'm
hoping it can supply a 5X voltage boost at femtoamp to nanoamp current
levels (to power the low power stages of a photomultiplier tube).
I've done yahoo, askalltheweb, jeeves and ebay searches.no hits.
Is there really such a thing or is the pentupler voltage multiplier a
rumor.or is it the best kept secret around??
All replies appreciated.