The moment I learned about voltage multipliers I was really excited. What an awesome way to kill yourself!
I found a high voltage multiplier guide and using the image below, I created my first voltage multiplier:
Of course, mine is a little smaller:
Diode 1N5404 datasheet. Philips capacitor datasheet is probably top secret. But it's 100nF and 400V (DC I believe).
I'm connecting what I believe is 30VAC 50Hertz input (that's what I get when I measure the voltage after connecting Graetz bridge to rectify the AC). However, I can't get more than 10VDC anywhere on the "multiplier". So what's wrong? Where are the right places to get the output?