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Offline Arasnsv

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Looking to build by first DRSSTC as a high voltage beginner
« on: November 17, 2021, 03:11:13 AM »
Hi all!

I am a university student and I'm going to be attempting to build my first coil ever. To be quite honest I am quite new to high voltage projects, but I've been doing a lot of work to learn as much as I can to help me build my coil. Right now I am planning to make use of Daniel Marks' (profdc9)'s ud2.9 in conjunction with the full-bridge he offers in his PCB pack (https://highvoltageforum.net/index.php?topic=353.msg2401#msg2401). I was also planning to control this coil with Max's Syntherrupter (https://highvoltageforum.net/index.php?topic=1020.0). I want this coil to be a singing coil that hopefully, I can control with a midi keyboard and/or with a preloaded midi file. I haven't yet figured out the dimensions of my coil, but I'm hoping to build something more in the medium range (I ideally want something that is just too big to fit on a desk/table but not too large for me to transport easily). Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Corey

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Re: Looking to build by first DRSSTC as a high voltage beginner
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2021, 01:37:46 AM »
Hi and welcome to the forum

I had similar design goals for my first DRSSTC, I wanted it to be easily transportable and powered from mono-phase 16 A 240 V outlet

Check it out
https://highvoltageforum.net/index.php?topic=78

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Re: Looking to build by first DRSSTC as a high voltage beginner
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2021, 07:27:09 PM »
Hi Corey

Welcome to HVF!

The Prod9dc pcb packs are a great start for getting in Tesla Coils. Try to start out with a half-bridge, then full-brige and last dual full-bridge. I say this to bring down the complexity of the build and blowing up a half-bridge only costs 25% of a dual full-bridge :)

For your secondary design, look at the micro/mini recommendation here https://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/drsstc-design-guide/secondary-coil/ also be sure to check out the spreadsheet for more coil form options.

To play with the dimensions of primary and secondary coils, use JAVATC: https://classictesla.com/home/javatc/

To design your MMC, I have a MMC Tesla coil calculator: https://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/calculators/mmc-calculator/
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Re: Looking to build by first DRSSTC as a high voltage beginner
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