International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 79

Full Length Research Paper

Multi-purpose low cost DC high voltage generator (60 kV output), using Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier circuit

C. K. Dwivedi1* and M. B. Daigavane2
  1Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Disha Institute of Management and Technology, Raipur - 492101, India. 2College of Engineering, Sewagram (Nagpur), India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 31 May 2011
  •  Published: 31 July 2011



This work describes the details of high voltage D.C. power supply whose output is 60 kV, whereas its input voltage is 1-Φ 50 Hz 5 kV of sinusoidal waveform. This test set is suitable for field testing of high voltage cables, as a prime D.C source for very low frequency high voltage test, oscillating wave technique and impulse voltage charging unit due to its light weight and portability. In this study, we constructed a prototype high voltage power supply based on design, simulation and implementation of hardware work in laboratory. The simulation work has been done by using Mat. Lab. Version 7.0 software.


Key words: VLF, OWT, impulse generator, Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier circuit.