Hi everyone. I am doing some research about Cockcroft Walton Accelerators, because I need to be able to explain them to others as a part of a project. However, in order to understand the Cockcroft Walton Accelerator, I need to be able to understand the Cockcroft Walton Generator first. I have written an explanation, but I am worried that it is not correct. This is because when I researched Cockcroft Walton Generators, I have been receiving mixed explanations. If you don't mind, I will explain my reasoning for the processes of this circuit below. I would appreciate it very much if I could receive feedback on my understanding - specifically any errors. Thank you all very much. Lets say you have a power supply of 10 volts. At the negative peak, C1 will be 10 volts (current travels through D1). When it alternates to positive peak, C1's 10 volts will discharge to C2 through D2. Since C1 is 10 volts, and the source is 10 volts, that gives C2 20 volts. When it alternates to negative peak, C1 has its 10 volts recharged, but C3 now gains a voltage too. This is the part I don't understand. C3 gains a voltage of 20 volts (that's a fact), but how come? Does C2 discharge all of its voltage to C3, which leaves C2 with 0 volts and C3 with 20 volts? Or do they both have 20 volts. In other words, how come all of the capacitors will have 20 volts (except for C1), when we are constantly seeing discharging of the capacitors? Thank you very much.