I have a low voltage Marx generator which is connected to a coil inductor, eventually forming an LC oscillator. I want to find a way to switch the circuit on, but because the voltage is low I cannot use spark gaps.
I have studied quite a lot lately and I am thinking of either using a triac driven by an optocoupler, or using a solid state relay. My problem is that I don't think there are any optocouplers that can withstand 5-8 Amperes.
What is your opinion? Is an SSR a better solution?